About the Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW)

Summer 2021 Update:

We've got the all clear! We can again offer the Urban Journalism Workshop at Marquette University. It will, however, look a little different this year. It will not be a residential program where participants stay in the residence halls -- it will be a hybrid offering -- two to three days commuter-based, face-to-face on campus, virtual the other days. The program will run from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 25, 2021. Also, upon successful completion of the workshop, Milwaukee-based participants will be eligible to participate in a month-long paid internship at a local news organization. Participating news organizations include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal, the Milwaukee Courier, the Milwaukee Community Journal, and WUWM.

High school students: if you're ready to see what it's like to be a journalist during challenging times, join us for the Urban Journalism Workshop!

During the program, you'll learn how to use digital equipment to cover events, gain interview skills, and create journalism in a variety of media. You'll work in teams that focus on multimedia news gathering using your phones and iPad minis to record and shoot video.

Now in its 35th year, the Urban Journalism Workshop has offered aspiring journalists like you a sense of the real world of news reporting. Check out The Urban Voice to see past examples of student work.

Wisconsin students who are eligible for free or reduced price school meals may also qualify for a DPI Precollege Scholarship

Want to know more? Reach out to us today!

Sheena Carey, Director, UJW Marquette University
(414) 288-7026

Diederich College of Communication
Johnston Hall
1131 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233