High School Journalism Symposium

Our annual high school symposium offers two days of journalism training to high school students in the United States and around the world. The event features workshops led by News staffers, prominent guest speakers and automatic entry into our high school journalism competition. We now offer two versions of the symposium: one in-person for students able to travel to New Haven and one online for those who wish to attend virtually, particularly from other time zones.

Programming, registration, financial aid, and competition information is available on our symposium website.

High School Summer Journalism Program

Each summer, the News welcomes high school students from around the country to New Haven for a week of journalism training and real-world reporting experience. In addition to guest speaker events and lectures by News staffers, students have the opportunity to engage in small groups throughout the week as they pitch, report, and edit their own news and opinion pieces with guidance from experienced student journalists at Yale.

It is highly likely that this year’s program will be offered virtually. Please check here for dates and registration information.

The Wallace Prize

The Wallace Prize is the most prestigious independently awarded undergraduate writing prize at Yale. Every spring, the Yale Daily News Magazine hosts an open submission for the prize in memory of Peter J. Wallace ’64, a former member of the News’ managing board. Undergraduates from all disciplines submit their unpublished fiction and nonfiction for a chance to be published in a special issue of the magazine and win a cash prize. Submissions are judged by an anonymous panel of experts across literature, academia and journalism.

Read past winners here. To keep up with the Prize, join the Mag panlist by emailing the editors in chief.

The Scot Haller Prize

The Scot Haller Prize recognizes the most outstanding story or series published by the Yale Daily News in any form during the academic year. Every spring beginning in 2021, editorial desks at the News may nominate up to three entries authored by News staffers. A panel of News alumni and other journalists determine first and second place winners — with $2,000 and $500 prizes, respectively — as well as honorable mentions. The prize was established in 2021 and honors Scot K. Haller ’77, a former arts editor for the News, who was an award-winning journalist when he died at age 35.