Program for Minority Students,

New England

Find out from the pros! Apply to the High School Journalism Program for Minority Students, New England. Spend a week working with professional newspaper reporters, editors, and photographers from newspapers across New England. You'll produce your own newspaper and learn what it's like to work as a journalist.

Who We Are
The program, sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and newspapers from around New England, seeks to expose African American, Latino, Asian, and Native junior and senior high school students to careers in journalism. Our ultimate goal is to increase minority employment in the newspaper industry. This mission is critical. Some 42 percent of America's daily newspapers have no minority staff. Professional staff from New England newspapers, such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Quincy Patriot Ledger, Middlesex News, and Worcester Telegram & Gazette, to name a few, support the program. Click here to see who sponsors the program and who's on our Advisory Board.

How it Works
Each year, 20 applicants are selected to attend an all-expense-paid week-long workshop. Applicants are selected based on essays, their academic record, a short exam, recommendations, and an interview. Program participants are required to attend an all-expense paid training session held at Regis College the weekend before the program begins.

Image: Student and Mentor work at ComputerDuring the workshop week, students work hard! They report, write, edit and take photographs for their own newspaper, which is printed at the end of the program. They work closely with reporters, editors, and photographers from newspapers such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, the Eagle Tribune, Middlesex News, Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Quincy Patriot Ledger.

Students have interviewed newsmakers such as the Governor of Massachusetts and sports figures, and they've written about goings on all over Boston, and in their home communities around New England. Click here to see stories from past newspapers produced at the workshop.

The days are long, and you'll work hard if you're accepted into the program, but it's not all work and no play! Past program participants have attended events such as baseball games, plays, and Boston Pops performances.

Alumni of the program have gone on to win college scholarships, and have been hired in journalism and communications, as well as many other fields. We stay in touch with alumni, who are invited to attend an annual reunion.

If you'd like the chance to learn more about being a professional journalist, and you're a minority high school junior or senior, apply today!

Click here for an application that you can print out and mail back to us.
Applications are due March 1, 2000!