Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students


Students in 2019 workshop learning to fly drones
Students in 2019 workshop learning to fly drones

About the Program

The Donald W. Carson Journalism Diversity Workshop is a high school summer program held on the University of Arizona campus. Arizona high school students learn about reporting, photography, multimedia including broadcast and radio, and media ethics from seasoned journalists and professors. There is no cost for students to attend this workshop.

The program, usually held in June, is sponsored primarily by the Dow Jones News Fund, the Gannett Foundation, and the University of Arizona Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. Students live on campus in dorms and work together in the week-long program to produce stories and photos for The Chronicle newspaper, websites, and multimedia projects. 

We encourage all Arizona high school students interested in learning journalism to apply to the workshop. No journalism experience is required just the passion to learn.

Applications for 2023


We will soon begin accepting applications for the summer 2023 workshop, which is set for June 4-10, 2023. Your application should include:

  • 300-400 word essay telling us why you are interested in Journalism
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One or two samples of your work (articles, media, videos, photos, audio-podcasts)
  • Please send any questions to Jenn Bates at