We’re launching journalism careers for students before they finish high school.

For students curious about what it means to be a journalist, reporting and producing news that informs communities, the Scripps Howard Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University provides the ideal platform to explore their media interests.

Thanks to financial support from the Scripps Howard Foundation, Elon’s School of Communications established a free, educational initiative to inspire high school students to embark on journalism careers.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Elon initiative engaged 125 high school students from the country, providing hands-on journalism experience. Through the program’s virtual Exposure component, students participated in six interactive learning sessions and build foundational journalism skills. If you are interested in accessing the archived Exposure materials, please email us using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

The second phase of the program, Immersion, brings high school juniors to Elon for a summer on-campus residential learning workshop.

Additionally, students who completes the Immersion program will be assigned two mentors — an Elon communications student and a professional journalist — to help identify, report and produce two multimedia stories during their senior year of high school.

Curriculum coordinator

– Oversees academic programming and offerings

Program director

– Oversees program logistics (travel, housing, etc.)