You have developed remarkable journalistic skills over the past year, and now it’s time to help tell stories in your own community. Each student who completes the Immersion program will be assigned two mentors — an Elon University communications student and a professional journalist — to help you identify, report and produce two multimedia stories during your senior year of high school.

Stories will be published on the Emerging Journalists Program website but also distributed through the NC Local News Workshop network and other media outlets as applicable.

The mentoring relationship is not limited to story production, however. During this critical year of your academic career, your mentors will also provide guidance about the college application and selection process, as well as suggestions for internship and career exploration.

What you get

  • A professional journalist mentor who will meet monthly to discuss story development, college and career preparation.
  • An Elon University communications student mentor who will meet monthly to discuss story development, college and career preparation.
  • Up to $200 in reimbursements for expenses related to the student’s EJP multimedia reporting.