Program Schedule 2020

The Summer 2020 program runs from Thursday, June 15 - Monday, Aug 10, 2020. The schedule will become available in June. If you would like to see a sample itinerary, please review last year's program schedule below.

Group of students entering a Press Box

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program will run virtually during the summer of 2020. All of the sessions described below will take place over Zoom. For a sample of the PSJP Program Schedule on-campus, please review the 2019 Program Schedule.

   

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

6:00 PM: PSJP Virtual  Orientation


TUESDAY, JUNE 23

4:00 - 5:00 PM: Lecture: Jorge Ramos of Univision


THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Praxis: "Person on the Street"

5:30 - 7:30 PM:

  • Workshop: What is Journalism? (Speaker: Richard Just of The Washington Post Magazine)
  • Worksop: Reporting 101 (Speaker: Andrew Boryga of The Sun Sentinel)

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


TUESDAY, JUNE 30

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Lecture: Lindsay Peoples Wagner of Teen Vogue


THURSDAY, JULY 2

Praxis: Multimedia

5:30 - 7:30 PM: 

  • Workshop: Creating Multimedia/Video Projects (Speaker: Kimberly Cionca of World Science Scholars & Jonathan Schienberg of OceanX)
  • Workshop: Covering Politics (Speaker: Mike Mishak of ProPublica)

SUNDAY, JULY 5

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


TUESDAY, JULY 7

Praxis: Sports Reporting & Investigative Report

5:30 - 7:30 PM:

  • Workshop: Covering Sports (Speaker: Stanley Kay of Sports Illustrated & Maria Guardado of MLB.com)
  • Workshop: Investigative Reporting (Speaker: Akilah Johnson of ProPublica)

THURSDAY, JULY 9

5:30 PM: Lecture: Mina Kimes of ESPN


SATURDAY, JULY 11

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


TUESDAY, JULY 14

4:00 PM: ACT Prep Session (optional)

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lecture: Adam Serwer of The Atlantic


THURSDAY, JULY 16

Praxis: Reporting Press Conferences

4:00 PM: Covering Press Conferences

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Press Conferences

  • Tom Palzewicz (D), Congressional Candidate, WI-05
  • Alan Swain (R), Congressional Candidate, NC-02
  • Shelia Griffin (R), Congressional Candidate, FL-13

6:00 PM: SAT Prep Session (optional)


SATURDAY, JULY 18

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


MONDAY, JULY 20

4:00 PM: ACT Prep Session (optional)

5:30 PM: SAT Prep Session (optional)


TUESDAY, JULY 21

4:00 PM: ACT Prep Session (optional)

Praxis: Feature Writing

5:30 - 7:30 PM:

  • Workshop: Feature Writing (Speaker: Ashley Powers, Freelance Journalist & Suzy Khimm of NBC News)
  • Workshop: Writing About Food (Speaker: Lesley Tellez, Journalist and Author of Eat Mexico)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

3:30 - 7:30 PM: Features Reporting

  • Effects of COVID-Related School Closures on Low-Income College Students
  • Essential Workers
  • Discrimination Against Asian Americans
  • Eviction
  • COVID Pets
  • Impacts of the Pandemic on Bodegas
  • Black Mutual Aid Funds

THURSDAY, JULY 23

4:00 PM: SAT Prep Session (optional)


SATURDAY, JULY 25

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


MONDAY, JULY 27

4:00 PM: ACT Prep Session (optional)

5:30 PM: SAT Prep Session (optional)


TUESDAY, JULY 28

4:00 PM: ACT Prep Session (optional)

5:30 PM: Lecture: Don Lemon of CNN


WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

5:00 PM: Lecture: Jose Antonio Vargas, Journalist and Immigration Rights Activist


THURSDAY, JULY 30

4:00 PM: SAT Prep Session (optional)

Praxis: Cultural Criticism

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM:

  • Workshop: Personal Essays and Idea Pieces (Eric Michael Garcia of The Washington Post)
  • Workshop: Writing About Culture (E. Alex Jung of Vulture and New York Magazine)

FRIDAY, JULY 31

4:00 - 6:00 PM: Film Screening


SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

1:00 PM: Discussion Group


MONDAY, AUGUST 3

12:15 PM: Applying for Selective Colleges (Speaker: Kevin Hudson of Princeton University)

1:30 - 2:30 PM: Workshop: Covering Breaking News (Speaker: Brian Rokus of CNN)

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lecture: The Evolution of the GOP and Rise of Trump (Speaker: Tim Alberta of Politico)


TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

12:30 PM: College Case Studies

2:15 - 2:45 PM: Q&A with Princeton President (Speaker: Christopher L. Eisgruber of Princeton University)

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Workshop: Crime (Speaker: Cheryl Thompson of NPR)

6:40 - 7:40 PM: Lecture: Jeff Nunokawa of Princeton University


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lecture/Q&A: Amity Schlaes, author

5:30 - 7:30 PM:

  • Workshop: Photojournalism (Speaker: Lyne Lucien of The Daily Beast)
  • Workshop: Climate (Speaker: Rosanna Xia of The Los Angeles Times)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lecture: Vivian Yee of The New York Times

4:20 - 5:20 PM: Lecture: Dan-el Padilla Peralta of Princeton University

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lecture: Hanif Abdurraquib, poet


FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

12:30 PM: Liberal Arts College Panel

2:00 PM: College Breakout Sessions

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lecture: Ed Yong of The Alantic

6:40 - 7:40 PM: Workshop: Journalism and the Law (Speakers: Adrian Alvarez of American University and Chan Sethi of Wilkinson Walsh)


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Workshop: Ethical Dilemmas

1:00 - 3:00 PM: Film Screening


MONDAY, AUGUST 10

4:00 - 4:25 PM: Program Evaluation

4:30 - 5:30 PM: Journalism Games

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Virtual Closing Banquet