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The Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University is designed to develop the next generation of great journalists. A diverse group of 20 high school juniors and seniors attending schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City or in nearby suburbs of the Tri-State metropolitan region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut only) 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.

July 8 – 17, 2019

The online application portal for the NYU Urban Journalism Workshop will be posted on March 4, 2019. The application deadline will be April 24, 2019. Accepted students will be notified beginning mid-May, 2019. For admitted students, the program is free.


Urban Journalism Workshop Photo Collage

Urban Journalism Workshop Photo Collage


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 on the program’s website: The Spectrum.
  • Visit some of New York’s most prestigious newsrooms, and meet with top journalists.
  • Gain valuable insight into the college admissions process from NYU admissions counselors.

Alumni of the program, now in its 38th 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 posted on March 4, 2019.

The application deadline was April 24th, 2019.

Accepted students will be notified beginning mid-May, 2019.

For admitted students, the program is free.


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Urban Journalism Workshop Group Photo at The New York Times

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Jason SamuelsJason Samuels

Executive Director, Urban Journalism Workshop

Email: jms36@nyu.edu

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