In 2023, PSJP ran our first-ever hybrid summer intensive. Students began virtual workshops and remote reporting during the month of July, which culminated in our traditional 10-day residential journalism institute on the Princeton University campus.
During both components of the program, students explored complex ideas and learned reporting skills from renowned journalists and Princeton professors.
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Are you an aspiring journalist? PSJP selects 40 students every year to learn journalism. Applications start in early December.
Lectures and Workshops
Princeton professors and journalists serve as guest instructors, leading interactive sessions on specific themes or skills related to the field of journalism. Past sessions have included:
- Reporting 101
- Food Journalism
- Feature Writing
- Using Social Media to Inform Reporting
Students and counselors meet in small groups to discuss everything from program content and current events to life in college and applications. Students and their discussion group leaders form close bonds that last throughout the program and beyond.
PSJP journalists learn how to interview, write features and news pieces, and cover topics such as race, politics, social class, business and economics, the environment, and much more as they write their own articles. At the end of each summer, these stories are published in the annual Princeton Summer Journal.
Mentorship and Feedback
PSJP counselors are program alumni and professional journalists who provide written and verbal feedback to students on their articles, edit the student newspaper, and share their wisdom about the field of journalism and the journey to it.
Participants meet more than 50 different professors and journalists during workshops, lectures, and trips to news outlets and also network with community members, local businesses, and other professionals for interviews as they report their stories.
The most enduring part of the PSJP journey is the community students build with their peers, program alumni, counselors, and professional journalists.