Summer Journalism Program 2023

About the Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is a five-day 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 program, high school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by esteemed guest speakers in the journalism industry and practice real hands-on reporting by producing a story. The students will publish their piece at the end of the program in a special issue produced by the Yale Daily News. 

The 2023 program will be held via Zoom from July 18-22. As SJP is a collaborative program, all participants will be required to turn on their cameras for all activities (but can reach out to program leaders in the case of extenuating circumstances). 

The program lasts from 6-10 p.m. *eastern time* from Tuesday to Friday, and 12-6 p.m. on Saturday. These times are subject to slight alterations. International students are welcome but must be able to attend sessions from their time zones.

No prior journalism experience whatsoever is required!  We will guide you through all the aspects of journalism and support you with publishing your piece.

The Yale Daily News will waive the program fee for all participants from New Haven Public Schools who would not be able to otherwise participate. Proof of financial need is not necessary; we will rely on the honor system. We ask that all other participants pay $180 for their week spent with the Yale Daily News during the program. We do have a partial need-based scholarship available to students who would require financial aid, and students can apply for this scholarship in the application form. The News uses this money to help keep our newspaper free for all readers and fund various initiatives within our organization, such as financial stipends for low-income members of the Yale Daily News.


Applications are now closed. See you again next year! 

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