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 or, as we refer to ourselves around Yale, the News. During the course of the week, the 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.

While any high-school students with an interest in journalism, writing or photography may apply to the Summer Journalism Program, we are not able to provide housing for the program. Students are expected to return to their own lodgings, be it home or otherwise, each evening. Students must provide their own lunches and transportation to and from campus.

As a result, we generally encourage Connecticut residents who can easily travel to the Yale Daily News every day to apply to the program. But we also welcome any high school student who can find housing within commuting distance of the News’ building in New Haven to apply.

The program lasts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The dates of the 2019 program will be August 19-23.

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is free to all participants from New Haven public schools. We ask that all other participants pay $200 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 the Yale Daily News.

The dates of the 2019 program will be August 19-23. Applications are now live. Please find this year’s brochure here and application here.

Applications are due on June 1. You will be notified whether you have received a place in SJP by June 15.

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