The Multicultural Journalism Workshop at The University of Alabama is one of the premier workshops of its kind in the country.
Every summer, up to 30 high school students are recruited to attend this 10-day intensive workshop that covers print, broadcast and Web journalism. Students learn reporting, writing, editing, graphics, photography, production and basic communication skills.
In modern news laboratories, students publish MJW Journal , the workshop's newspaper, under the direction of faculty and staff. They produce news stories, photos, editorials, columns, reviews and feature packages about the workshop, campus, city, state and nation.
Journalism professionals serve as mentors throughout the program, offering valuable direction and encouragement. But, it doesn't stop there!
• MJW students conduct interviews with newsmakers in Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and other Alabama cities, towns and communities.
• In addition to reporting and editing skills, students study media economics, new media, and media law, ethics and history.
• Participants in the MJW become part of a nationwide network of professionals and former MJW students that often leads to job opportunities, career guidance and college scholarships.
• MJW students have earned over $50,000 in scholarships and many have gone on to careers with some of the nation's most prestigious media outlets.
• For nearly 20 outstanding years MJW has been hailed as a turning point in the development of young journalists.
If you are an aspiring journalist, there is no better place to spend your summer!