Program Schedule 2018

The 2019 Summer Journalism Program runs from Friday, Aug 2 - Monday, Aug 12, 2019. The 2019 Program Schedule will become available in late July 2019. You may review the 2018 Program Schedule below for a sample of what to expect, although please note that the timing, content, and length of events are subject to change.

Group of students entering a Press Box

FRIDAY AUGUST 3

  • Afternoon [Yoseloff]: Students arrive and move into rooms
  • 3:30 - 6:00 PM [Friend 008]: Welcome to SJP: Introductions and a discussion of why this program exists
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Princeton University Vice Provost Michele Minter)
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Introduction to Reporting, Part 1 (Ashley Powers of California Sunday Magazine)
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM [Nassau Street]: Report first story: Ask Princeton residents to name a bad thing and a good thing about President Trump.
  • 9:00 - 10:30 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Write Trump stories.
  • 10:30 - 11:00 PM [Friend 008]: Go over schedule for rest of the week.
  • 11:10 PM: Lights out

SATURDAY AUGUST 4

  • 7:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 7:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM [Wilcox PDR]: Breakfast (Speaker: Princeton University Professor of Classics Dan-El Padilla)
  • 9:00 - 10:30 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • What is Journalism? (Richard Just of The Washington Post Magazine)
    • Introduction to Reporting, Part II (Ashley Powers of California Sunday Magazine)
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Switch above workshops
  • 12:00 - 2:00 PM [Friend 008]: Lunch (Prepare for press conference)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM [Friend 008]: Press conference with New Jersey Republican congressional candidate Daryl Kipnis
  • 3:00 - 5:30 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Write profiles of Kipnis
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Princeton University Professor of History Anthony Grafton) 
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM: Discussion Groups
  • 8:30 - 11:00 PM [Friend 008]: Watch “The Insider”
  • 11:00 - 11:30 PM [Friend 008]: Discuss journalistic issues raised by “The Insider”
  • 11:40 PM: Lights out

SUNDAY AUGUST 5

  • 7:30 AM: Wake-up
  • 8:15 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM [Wilcox PDR]: Breakfast (Speaker: Princeton University Lecturer in the Council of Humanities Joe Stephens)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Radio Journalism (Kareem Maddox of Gimlet Media)
    • Food Journalism (Lesley Tellez, author of “Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas”)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Switch above workshops
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM [Friend 008]: Lunch (Speaker: Bill Duryea of Politico)
  • 1:30 - 5:30 PM [Friend 008]: Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking (Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Schienberg and Kimberly Cionca SJP 2012)
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Eric Garcia of Roll Call)
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM: Discussion Groups
  • 8:30 - 10:00 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Covering Breaking News (Brian Rokus of CNN)
    • Feature Writing (Marin Cogan of Pop-Up Magazine)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 PM: Switch above workshops
  • 11:40 PM: Lights out

MONDAY AUGUST 6

  • 7:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 7:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM [Friend 008]: Breakfast (Speaker: Princeton University Professor of History Michael Gordin)
  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM [Friend 008]: Workshop: Introduction to Interviewing (Speaker: Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Lunch (Speaker: Associate Dean of the College Khristina Gonzalez)
  • 12:30 - 5:30 PM: Report and write feature stories
    • Acai on Nassau
    • Trump’s Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
    • Smallworld Coffee
    • Interviews with Young Journalists
    • Chief Sutter of Princeton Police Department
    • Princeton Senior Thesis of Princetonian and Special Counsel Robert Mueller
    • Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert
    • Teach for America
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Professor of History Erika Milam)
  • 7:30 - 9:00 PM [Friend 008]: Workshop: Journalism and Statistics (Professor of Computer Science Brian Kernighan)
  • 9:00 - 10:30 PM [Friend 008]: Ethical Dilemmas
  • 10:40 PM: Lights out

TUESDAY AUGUST 7

  • 7:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 7:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM [Friend 008]: Breakfast (Speaker: Griff Witte of The Washington Post)
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Introduction to Editing (Megan Greenwell of Deadspin)
    • Covering Health Care (Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones)
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Switch above workshops
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Lunch (Speaker: Richard Lui of MSNBC)
  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Opinion Journalism (Simon van Zuylen-Wood of New York Magazine and Najay Greenidge SJP 2014)
    • Localizing National and International Stories (Holly Ojalvo of Youth Radio)
  • 3:00 - 4:30 PM: Switch above workshops.
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Write opinion stories, and finish news and feature stories.
  • 6:00 - 7:30 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Aaron Edwards of Pop-Up Magazine)
  • 7:30 - 8:30 PM: [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops:
    • Photojournalism (Lyne Lucien SJP 2008 of New York Magazine and The Daily Beast)
    • Covering Politics for a General Interest Audience (Rebecca Nelson, formerly of Cosmopolitan and National Journal)
  • 8:30 - 9:30 PM: Switch above workshops.
  • 9:40 PM: Lights out

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8

  • 5:30 AM: Wake-up
  • 6:30 AM: Bus departs for NYC
  • 9:00 AM: Huffington Post
  • 11:00 AM: The New York Times
  • 1:00 PM: Bloomberg
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM [Fordham]: Press conference with New York Republican congressional candidate Anthony Pappas.
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM [Fordham]: Press conference with Campaign Manager for New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Saikat Chakrabarti.
  • 6:30 PM: Bus departs for Princeton
  • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Write articles about Pappas and Ocasio-Cortez.
  • 11:10 PM: Lights out

THURSDAY AUGUST 9

  • 8:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 8:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM [Wilcox PDR]: Breakfast (Speaker: Princeton University Professor of Sociology Patricia Fernandez-Kelly)
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops:
    • Understanding Social Media and Fake News (Tonya Riley SJP 2010 of Mother Jones)
    • Investigative Reporting (Hannah Levintova of Mother Jones)
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM [Wilcox PDR] Lunch (Speaker: Princeton University Professor of Psychology Eldar Shafir)
  • 1:30 - 3:00 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Switch above workshops.
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM [Friend 008]: Discussion with Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Continue writing opinion and politics articles.
  • 5:30 - 7:00 PM [Wilcox PDR]: Dinner (Speaker: Professor of Sociology Miguel Centeno)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM [Friend 008]: Workshop: Introduction to College Admissions (Princeton University Assistant Director for College Opportunity Kevin Hudson)
  • 8:00 - 9:00 PM Discussion Groups
  • 9:00 - 11:00: Writing time

FRIDAY AUGUST 10

  • 7:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 7:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM [Yoseloff]: Breakfast and story prep
  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM: Investigative project: Are stored in central New Jersey stocking expired products?
  • 11:30 - 12:30 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Compile investigative reporting results.
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM [Friend 008]: Lunch (Speaker: Princeton University Admissions Officer Makenna Lauren May SJP 2012)
  • 1:30 - 3:30 PM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two Workshops
    • Sports Journalism (Stanley Kay of Sports Illustrated)
    • Applying for Internships (Michael Koike, SJP co-founder)
  • 3:30 PM [Friend]: Depart for Metlife Stadium
  • 7:30 -10:30 PM: Cover New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • 12:30 AM: Arrive at Princeton

SATURDAY AUGUST 11

  • 8:00: Wake-up
  • 8:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM [Friend 008]: Breakfast (Speaker: Malika Bilal of Al Jazeera)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Reporting from Totalitarian Countries (Brian Rokus of CNN)
    • Reporting on Trauma (Nicole Santa Cruz of the Los Angeles Times)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 PM: Switch above workshops.
  • 12:00 - 1:30 PM [Friend 008]: Lunch (Speaker: Prachi Gupta of Jezebel)
  • 1:30 - 2:30 [Friend 108 & 109]: Two workshops
    • Choosing the Right College (Katie Zavadski SJP 2008)
    • SAT & ACT Strategies (Tieisha Tift)
  • 2:30 - 4:00: Switch above workshops
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM [Friend 008]: Brainstorm group editorial.
  • 5:00 - 6:30 PM [Friend 008]: Dinner (Speaker: Jie Jenny Zou of the Center for Public Integrity)
  • 6:45 - 10:00 PM: Review movies or play
    • Baltimore Waltz at Princeton Summer Theater
    • BlacKKKlansman at Princeton Garden Theater
    • Eighth Grade at Princeton Garden Theater
  • 10:00 - 1:00 AM [Friend 005 & 007]: Write movie and theater reviews, and finish editing all other articles for the paper.

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

  • 8:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 8:45 AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM [Friend 008]: Breakfast Workshop: Journalism and the Law (Adrian Alvarez of American University and Chan Sethi of Wilkinson Waltz + Eskovitz)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM [Friend 008]: (Speaker: Professor of English Jeff Nunokawa)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM [Friend 008]: Lunch (Speaker: Julianne Shepherd of Jezebel)
  • 1:30 - 5:00 PM [Friend]: College Information Sessions
    • Amherst College
    • Bowdoin College
    • Bryn Mawr College
    • Hamilton College
    • Williams College
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM [Friend 005 & 007]: Meetings with College Counselors
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM [Friend 008]: Alumni Panel
  • 7:00 - 8:30 PM [Friend Lawn] Alumni BBQ
  • 8:30 - 9:30 PM [Friend 008] Protecting Mental Health during College (Juliana Kim SJP 2015 of the Columbia Spectator, Najay Greenidge SJP 2014)
  • 9:30 - 11:00 PM: [Friend 008]: Personal Narratives & College Essays (Franklin Lee SJP 2010, Melina Torres SJP 2010, and Jeannie Regidor SJP 2015)
  • 11:00 - 1:00 AM: Journalism Games

MONDAY AUGUST 13

  • 8:00 AM: Wake-up
  • 9:00 - 11:00 AM: Exit interviews and evaluations
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM [Campus Club]: Graduation Banquet
  • 1:00 PM: Departure