The Transition to College Journalism


April and May 2021


Welcome to our four-part spring Journalism Seminar Series! These seminars will take place on Saturdays in April and May and are designed for high school students with any level of journalism experience. All seminars will take place on Zoom.

Among our staff, we teach, listen, and learn as we collectively pursue the highest standards of journalistic integrity. We hope to do the same in this seminar series, covering topics from managing hot takes on controversial issues to a crash course in audio journalism (podcasts!) to reporting basics during COVID-19. Our seminars will revolve around the fundamentals of college journalism and building skills in all aspects of writing, research, and reporting while taking place in a small-group setting (under 30 participants each).

We want all students to be able to participate and learn regardless of financial constraints. To ensure that all interested students may take part, we have two registration options. Please email business@dailyprincetonian.com if the cost of attendance per seminar ($22) would be in any way prohibitive. Otherwise, please register by clicking the button below.

Facilitators and Seminars

Our managing board is excited to share their experiences with college journalism with you! You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate and discuss with your peers, workshop your own journalism pieces, and ask our presenters questions. The ‘Prince’ managing board, managing editors, and writers will be hosting the seminars and Q&A sessions.

Seminar 1: Reporting basics during COVID-19
Saturday, April 3rd
1:00pm - 2:30pm ET
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with Caitlin, Evelyn
How do you manage reporting when crisis strikes? In this seminar, our news editors will share what they’ve learned through reporting on and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out Caitlin's work here!

Check out Evelyn's work here!

Seminar 2: Making your first podcast: A crash course in audio journalism
Saturday, April 24th
1:00pm - 2:30pm ET
with Franny, Isabel, Omar
In this seminar, participants will hear from our editor on the ins and outs of creating podcasts. They will walk participants through each step, starting with deciding on a topic and writing the script to recording, editing, and publishing the final product. Audio journalism is a craft that requires succinctly relaying information to listeners.

Check out Francesca's work here!

Check out Isabel's work here and here!

Check out Omar's work here!

Seminar 3: Managing hot takes on controversial issues
Saturday, May 22th
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
with Mollika, Shannon
Publishing a “hot take” in a paper, no matter how large or small your platform is, can have serious consequences, both positive and negative. Hear from editors in our Opinion section discuss how they handle editing and writing on subjects that can spark controversy.

Read work from the Editorial Board, which Mollika chairs here, and find more of Mollika's work here.

Check out Shannon's work here!

Seminar 4: Mobilizing your journalistic skills to the freelance world and beyond
Saturday, May 22th
3:00pm - 4:30pm ET
with Jack Allen, Marie-Rose, Zachary Sippy
How do you mobilize skills that you learn while working on a school paper towards future success? Hear our journalists talk through entering the world of freelance, applying to jobs in media, and using the soft skills learned through journalism work in other fields.

Check out Jack's writing for the 'Prince' here. His work also appears in NPR.

Check out Marie-Rose's writing for the 'Prince' here. Her work also appears in the Forward, Tablet, and Jewish Insider.

Check out Zachariah's work for the 'Prince' here. His work also appears in the Forward, Business Insider, Teen Vogue, and NBC.

Register

All registration deadlines are one week prior to the respective event.

The registration deadline for Seminar 1: March 27th at 11:59 PM ET
The registration deadline for Seminar 2: April 17th at 11:59 PM ET
The registration deadline for Seminar 3 & 4: May 8th at 11:59 PM ET

Click here to register for the seminars.

If you’re registering with a school, please have a school representative fill out the registration form for all students from the school! We’re committed to providing this educational experience for everyone—if you or your school is unable to attend due to financial constraints, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at business@dailyprincetonian.com.

Feedback from our Fall 2020 Journalism Seminar