The James Ansin / Peace Sullivan High School Journalism and New Media Workshop at the University of Miami is a fully-funded, incredible summer educational opportunity for up to 20 high school students interested in journalism and new media.

Accepted students live in the UM residence halls, work with experienced faculty and professionals. They produce both a printed newspaper and a website on a topic of interest to South Florida. In past years, the publication (Montage) has been a national award winner and the program has been a transformative experience for the students. Encourage your finest students to apply. We have copies of last year’s paper available upon request. You may also visit these sites for more information and examples of past projects: http://miamimontage.org/.

The workshop begins the morning of July 8 and ends on July 28. Room, board, and various reporting supplies and equipment are all provided at no charge to the students. This is a highly competitive program. We must receive complete student applications (including all materials) no later than April 20, 2018. We welcome applications for all sectors of Florida’s diverse student population and from private as well as public schools. We accept exceptionally talented and mature seniors and rising juniors. We look at grades, but evidence of a strong interest in journalism (be it writing and reporting, work on the web, graphic design, broadcasting or other similar experience) and faculty evaluations are very important as well. We may also opt to interview finalists before a final selection is made.

The workshop is free because our generous sponsors (James Ansin and the Ansin Family Foundation, WSVN, Peace Sullivan, the Dow Jones News Fund, the Miami New Times, the John T. Bills Scholarship in Journalism Fund at The Miami Foundation, the Jeanne Bellamy Scholarship in Print Journalism Fund at the Miami Foundation and the University of Miami, among others) want this opportunity to be open to all regardless of their financial means. Students gain valuable skills and also compete for internships at local newspapers, various Dow Jones scholarships, and, through special funding from the Ansin Family Foundation, a four-year scholarship to the University of Miami.

Students must complete both sides of the enclosed application, submit an essay and provide copies of their journalistic work. A parent or legal guardian must also sign the application. Upon acceptance, additional forms will be sent as well as detailed information regarding the program.

To be eligible, students cannot have attended this or any other Dow Jones-funded workshop in the past. For questions, please contact the program director Sam Terilli at sterilli@miami.edu.