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 since 1981. Arizona high school students learn about reporting, photography, multimedia and media ethics from seasoned journalists and professors. 

There is no cost for students to attend this workshop. The program is sponsored primarily by the Dow Jones News Fund, the Gannett Foundation, and the University of Arizona Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. Students produce stories, multimedia and photos for The Chronicle newspaper

This year’s workshop is a weeklong day camp and those selected must agree to attend the entire workshop. We encourage all Tucson/Pima County high school students interested in learning journalism to apply. No journalism experience is required, but applicants should be passionate learners. Please email any questions to Jenn Bates, program coordinator for the School of Journalism:

Applications for 2023


Please complete the application at this link. A completed application must include:

  • A 1-2 minute Youtube or TikTok telling us: Who you are, why you’re interested in journalism and why you want to attend the workshop (provide a link)
  • One or two samples of your work (upload links or PDFs to articles, videos, photos or podcasts)
  • One letter of recommendation (upload it as PDF)
  • Transportation confirmation
  • Must be a freshman, sophomore or junior high school student in Tucson/Pima County or a surrounding county