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NABJ High School Journalism Workshop (JSHOP)
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2018 High School Workshop


July 31 - August 3 , 2018
Detroit , MI 


The NABJ High School Workshop (JSHOP) is an annual high school journalism workshop held in the host city of the National Association of Black Journalists' Convention and Career Fair.

The 2018 JSHOP will take place from July 31 - August 3, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The program will consist of interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, assignments, training and tests. The students will learn multimedia journalism fundamentals for newsgathering, writing, photography, video, radio, blogging and editing. Journalism educators, journalists and college journalism students would provide expertise, mentorship and supervision.



The NABJ High School Journalism Workshop (JSHOP) is a free four-day workshop for local high school students in the host city of NABJ’s Annual Convention and Career Fair. 

Students from across the country may also apply. These national student applicants must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the host city, as well as housing and meals outside JSHOP.  Essentially they must act as a local student. A parent or guardian must chaperone the national student outside JSHOP. 

The JSHOP's goal is to provide an enlightening, informative, hands-on, and challenging introduction of the journalism profession to a multicultural mix of high school students. The workshop provides interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, hands-on training and field trips.  The students learn multimedia journalism fundamentals for newsgathering, writing, photography, video production, radio, graphic design, editing, and social media. Professional journalists, educators, and journalism college students provide mentorship and supervision.

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will leave with a portfolio of professionally-developed media products including articles, photographs, and video clips. Also, the students will have a greater sense of what the journalism profession entails and a strong foundation with which to possibly pursue journalism at their high schools, in college, and as a career.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Attend a high school in the *Detroit metropolitan area
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism
  • Must be covered by health insurance
  • Previous experience in journalism is preferred, but not required to apply
  • All students, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, are strongly encouraged to apply.

    *National applicants may apply. See Overview.

Application Requirements:

  • Contact information for student and parent/legal guardian.
  • School Information (including GPA)
  • Essay describing your journalism experience, if applicable. (250 words or less)
  • Essay explaining why you want to attend the workshop and what skills you hope to gain from participating in the JSHOP program (500 words or less)
  • 3 References (Contact information only)

  Click Here To Apply Today! 




NABJ would like to thank our partners at the Knight Foundation

for  their support of the 2018  NABJ JShop.


For more information, please contact Jovan Riley at jriley@nabj.org or 301-405-6470


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