Princeton Summer Journalism Program

About PSJP

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), which is housed in the Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity at Princeton University, is the only program of its kind offering a free, year-long college preparation and journalism program for high school juniors from limited-income backgrounds. Our mission is to diversify the fields that impact our democracy through the exploration of the important connection between journalism and critical social and political events. Every May, we admit up to 40 students from across the country, who commit to completing a rigorous summer intensive during the summer after their junior year and working with a dedicated college adviser on their college application and selection process through the end of their senior year.

We are excited to offer a hybrid summer program in 2024!

During the summer of 2024, students will complete a multi-week summer intensive, through which they will explore current events and world affairs through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni virtually and on campus. The summer program culminates in a 10-day residential experience on Princeton's campus and the publication of our annual newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal. Read stories from last year's paper in the feed linked below.

During the summer, students are matched with a personal college adviser, who will help them to build a college list, revise college essays, submit applications, and make a final college decision during their senior year. Since our founding in 2002, PSJP has served more than 530 students who have gone on to attend some of the best colleges and universities and produce content for the most respected publications in the nation. Another 40 will join them this spring, as they complete their senior year and the college admission process!