High School Students Learn Journalism Basics

UJW Students
UJW students 2010
Photo by: Jason Miccolo Johnson

The Urban Journalism Workshop  (UJW) gives high school students in the Washington, D.C.-area an inside look at careers in journalism.

The workshop is a partnership between the Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ) and The Washington Post Young Journalists Development Program.

Professional journalists from The Washington Post, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and other leading media companies train students in the basics of real-time journalism over the course of eight consecutive Saturdays, starting in March.

The 2011 class of student journalists marked the 25th year of the UJW, which has featured mentors and veteran journalists such as Reginald Stuart, Maureen Bunyan, Steven Gray, Hamil Harris, Jesse Holland and April Ryan.

The students covered a joint news conference at the African American Civil War Museum a and several other news, sports, entertainment, business and cultural issues.

We at WABJ hope you enjoy the great stories and radio and TV segments these young people pulled together this year.

Watch this site for news about the next Urban Journalism Workshop in 2012!!!


Founded in 1975, the Washington Association of Black Journalists is an organization of Black journalists, journalism professors, public relations professionals and student journalists in the D.C., metro area. WABJ provides members with ongoing professional education opportunities and advocates for greater diversification of the profession.