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Boston University SUmmer Journalism Academy 2022

Are you a student up for a fresh challenge?

If you are thinking about a career in communications or enjoy writing, we have just the thing: the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy, hosted by BU’s College of Communication.


Session 1: June 20 to July 1, 2022; Session 2: July 4 to July 15, 2022; and Session 3: July 18 to July 29, 2022


Students ages 14 to 18


On-Campus w/tuition, room, board and activity fees: $3700; On-Campus Commuter w/tuition and activity fees: $2700; Learn-from-Home: $1300

For 13 years, our program has taught high school students core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing, while focusing on hands-on experience in and around Boston and their home communities. Taught by award-winning working journalists such as Pulitzer Prize winner Lara Salahi, you will learn how to follow facts and get to the heart of stories affecting communities.

We will challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and experience life as a working journalist. In the past, our students spoke with policymakers, reported from a massive immigration march, and highlighted issues affecting teens during the pandemic. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions, and assemble information in a concise story with a deadline.

You will learn practical skills over each two-week session, but also get a taste of how a newsroom operates.

For students living on-campus, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with Boston University's representative to discuss the college admissions process

  • Explore what it's like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment

  • Experience Boston museums, historical sites, and neighbourhoods during free time

Two-week sessions begin on June 20, July 4, and July 18.

You can decide whether you would like to attend our in-person or virtual programs. You also have the option to participate in our writing and reporting program, photojournalism program, or both.

If you are accepted to our program and pay the registration fee by March 31, you will receive a special discount of $400 off the in-person tuition (EARLYCAMPUS22) and $200 off tuition for our virtual program (EARLYRLFH22).

Applications for ALL sessions are due May 13, 2022.

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