Apply to be a Junior Journalist

The New Orleans Junior Journalism Program is still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 program, which begins in September.

To participate in the Junior Journalism program, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have successfully completed the 8th Grade.
  2. Be enrolled in 9th-12th Grade in a Louisiana public or private K-12 or high school; or be at least 14 years of age with evidence of current homeschooling.
  3. Have a reliable internet connection to join our Zoom Newsroom (need internet service at home? Check out Connect2Compete from Cox). We also recommend having a set of headphones to cut down on background noise and distractions.
    1. Once things get closer to “normal” (whatever that means anymore), we ask that you have reliable transportation to the JRNOLA newsroom and events you will cover (once we’re able to get back to event coverage).
  4. If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply, please complete and return the 2020 Application for Participation accompanied by a required 750 word writing sample OR original 750-word essay on “Why I would like to be a Junior Journalist”. All students, including those only interested in photography, are required to submit an essay or writing sample (if you are proud of something that you wrote for school, you can submit that).

Secure a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring school administrator (Principal, Vice Principal, Counselor) or teacher.

Any questions may be directed to:

Sam Joffray
(504) 261-8669

Allison McCarroll
(504) 338-3937

Liam Pierce
(510) 205-2615

Click HERE to read what past participants have said about us!