Become a Backpack Reporter

At the Urban Journalism Workshop, you will learn to report and write stories and then turn those stories into pieces. You will shoot photos and create lively slideshows. Below is a list of what to expect at the Urban Journalism Workshop:

  • Experience life away from home by living in the East Village in one of the NYU dorms.
  • Get expert, insider college and career advice to help you pursue your dreams.
  • When you're finished with the program you will have created your own multimedia website, and print paper The Spectrum.

NYU faculty and visiting professionals will put you through the rigorous paces and get you on your way to producing cutting edge journalism. Alumni of the program, now in its 24th year, work at major newspapers, magazines, online publications and in TV and radio.

How do I sign up?

Apply Today!

Students must be 16 years of age and live in the New York City metropolitan area to be eligible. Applications for 2014 are being accepted. Click here to apply online for NYU's Urban Journalism Workshop.

The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Students who are accepted into the program will be notified by May 15, 2014.

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