There are countless opportunities in journalism, and the Exposure component of the Emerging Journalists Program is designed to give you the foundational skills to see what a collegiate or professional career could look like as a storyteller. (Please note that applications for 2023 have closed. Information about the 2024 program will be posted in the fall.)

What’s involved

Participants in the Exposure experience get access to virtual educational opportunities throughout spring 2023 to learn about journalism and communications careers and the importance and power of their voice. Although each session assumes no previous journalism knowledge, even students who already are involved in high school publications will walk away with new skills and perspectives.

What you get

  • Four learning sessions on foundational journalism skills, including¬†News Gathering & Writing; Editing & Design; Photojournalism & Multimedia Broadcast; and Law & Ethics.
  • A certificate of completion for completing all four session assessments.
  • High school juniors from diverse socio-economic, racial or ethnic backgrounds who successfully complete the Exposure experience will be invited to apply for the Immersion experience, a 12-day, experiential learning workshop on Elon University’s campus with travel, lodging, meal and instructional expenses paid for by EJP.

Who’s eligible

Anyone may apply to take part in the Exposure experience. There is no cost, although participants will need to have access to technology for accessing virtual sessions and completing assessments.