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Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism

The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students, scheduled early each summer. The program’s goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism.

The program is funded by several organizations including the Dow Jones News Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript, and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU.

The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism offers an annual workshop for promising high school students, scheduled early each summer. The program’s goal is to expose youth to careers in the world of daily journalism. OIDJ’s mission is to provide opportunities for students who would otherwise lack access to journalism training or who face other barriers to pursuing careers in journalism.

The program is funded by several organizations including the Dow Jones News Fund, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Oklahoman, the Norman Transcript, and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU.

  • Selected students will be given fre room and board in a residence hall on the University of Oklahoma campus.
  • Supervision of their stay will be provided at all times by peer counselors and OU staff members.
  • Participants will attend training sessions throughout the day and evening in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Participants will research, report, write, video and edit stories on a variety of topics and news events.
  • Instructors will come from a variety of educational institutions and professional media organizations.

The 2015 OIDJ application is linked below. The earlybird deadline is December 12, 2014. The late deadline is February 13, 2015.

Download the application and apply now…

For more information, contact Melanie Wilderman at (405) 325-5228 or e-mail at mgwilderman@ou.edu.

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