Summer Journalism Program 2022

About the Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is a one-week intensive course in journalism for high-school students. The program is run entirely by undergraduate staff members of the Yale Daily News. During the course of the week, high-school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by guest speakers from major national publications and work hands-on reporting a story. The week culminates with the production of an issue of the Yale Daily News.

The 2022 program will be held via Zoom from August 16th to 20th.

The program lasts from 12:30pm until 4:30 p.m. *eastern time (New York)* from Tuesday to Friday, and 11:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday. These times are subject to slight alterations. International students are welcome but must be able to attend sessions from their time zones.

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is free to all participants from New Haven Public Schools. We ask that all other participants pay $160 for their week spent with the Yale Daily News during the program. The News uses this money to help keep our newspaper free for all readers and fund various initiatives within our organization, such as reporting fellowships or financial stipends for low-income students on the Yale Daily News.

Guest Speakers

This year’s alumni speakers and lecturers are:

Hailey Fuchs ’20 is a reporter at Politico covering money and influence in the political sphere. She previously wrote for The New York Times and The Washington Post, where she was part of a team of reporters who were Pulitzer finalists for coverage of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso. Fuchs was the University editor for the News.

Michelle Hackman ’15 writes about the immigration policy and the Department of Homeland Security for the Wall Street Journal. She previously covered health and education policy for the Journal. Hackman was the News’ city editor.

Sammy Westfall ’21 is an assistant editor on The Washington Post’s Foreign desk, where she previously reported as a Bradlee Fellow. She has also written for Vice, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Toledo Blade. Westfall was the News’ editor-in-chief.

Rachel Treisman ’19 is a writer and editor for NPR, where she helped launch the Morning Edition live blog. She has written hundreds of breaking news stories since joining NPR in 2019 and previously reported for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Treisman was the News’ editor-in-chief.

Maya Sweedler ’18 is a copy editor at FiveThirtyEight. She previously interned at the Wall Street Journal and reported on the 2018 midterm elections for the Los Angeles Times. Sweedler was the News’ managing editor.

Martine Powers ’11 is the senior audio host for the Washington Post and hosts the flagship daily podcast “Post Reports”. She previously covered transportation and infrastructure for the Post and wrote for the Boston Globe and Politico. Powers was an assistant managing editor for online at the News.

Adam Liptak ’84 LAW ’88 is the Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times. He practiced law for 14 years before joining the Times’ newsroom and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for explanatory reporting. He has taught law courses at Yale Law School. Liptak was editor of the Yale Daily News Magazine.

Check back on this page throughout the summer to read about our confirmed speakers.


Applications are now closed. Check back in the spring for details on our high school symposium. Applicants should be enrolled or recently graduated from high school and have a strong command of the English language. 

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