Come study journalism in the most exciting city in the world.
Your city, New York City.
The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of twenty high school juniors and seniors from the New York City metropolitan area (including New Jersey, Connecticut and Westchester) will come together to spend 10 days attending an intensive and rewarding journalism “boot-camp” held at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
Congratulations Teresa Chen on winning the Dow Jones 2014 Summer Workshop Media Competition!
July 11 – 20, 2016
The online application for NYU’s Urban Journalism Workshop will be available February 1, 2016. The application deadline is April 25, 2016. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by June 1, 2016. For admitted students, the program is free.
Become a Backpack Reporter
During the workshop students will receive hands-on instruction from NYU faculty and visiting professionals and get the opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia stories.
Below is a list of what to expect at the Urban Journalism Workshop:
- Experience life away from home, living in the East Village in one of the NYU dorms.
- Produce stories to be published in the program’s website: The Spectrum.
- Visit some of New York most prestigious newsrooms, and meet with top journalists.
- Gain valuable insight into the college admissions process from NYU admission counselors.
Alumni of the program, now in its 25th year, work at major newspapers, magazines, online publications and in TV and radio.
How do I apply?
Students must be at least 16 years of age and live in the New York City metropolitan area to be eligible. The online application will be available on February 1.
The application deadline is April 25, 2016. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by June 1, 2016. For admitted students, the program is free.
Executive Director, Urban Journalism Workshop