Dow Jones News Fund – Summer Journalism Program

Writing for a Healthy Lifestyle

Program Description: We are inviting a diverse group of high school students who have an interest in journalism and storytelling and who want to learn more about health and wellness issues affecting teens. 

The summer high school journalism program will require (1) a mandatory attendance at two 1/2 days per week (Friday and Saturday) through June and July at the Tulsa Community College downtown campus, Center for Creativity, 910 S. Boston Ave., and (2) a commitment to complete news assignments. A stipend and a certificate of accomplishment will be provided to students who successfully complete the program.

The program will provide the “ins and outs” of broadcast and other electronic media and print journalism. Students will produce multimedia products, where they will conduct interviews, work in television, newswriting, podcasting, photography and more. Your final assignments will be published online. Students will have materials to add to their respective portfolios.

The curriculum will include classroom sessions and visits to local media and health care facilities. The students will be working together as a multimedia team with other high school reporters covering important teen health and wellness issues, including climate change, crime, economics, education, health, law, mental health, or a social topic. The student storytellers will be receiving instructions from practitioners, faculty, and editors, who are highly skilled and experienced journalists and educators.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be offered during the week, and transportation will be provided for off-campus visits and tours.

For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Goodwin at or (918) 595-7086.

To Apply:

Applications may be filled out via form (click to view, then download) and emailed to

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