Here’s your opportunity to start your journalism career before you graduate high school.

If you are 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 offers the ideal platform to explore your media interests.

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

The Elon initiative will engage at least 115 high school students from North Carolina and across the country, providing hands-on journalism experience. Through the program’s virtual Exposure component, students will participate this fall in six interactive learning sessions and build foundational journalism skills. Apply today.

High school juniors who successfully complete the Exposure component are invited to apply for a summer on-campus residential learning workshop. This Immersion is designed for 15-20 students and runs from June 20 – July 1, 2022, and the Emerging Journalists Program pays for students’ travel, lodging, meals and instructional materials.

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

At Elon, you’ll develop the necessary skills to tell ethical, accurate and compelling stories that audiences need and value.


Curriculum coordinator

– Oversees academic programming and offerings


Program director

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