(Program) High School Journalism Institute

The all-expenses-paid program is a collaboration among The Oregonian/OregonLive, Oregon State University and other Oregon media organizations. Since it started more than 20 years ago, the program has worked with hundreds of talented young students. 

Students will produce articles, photos and multimedia that is published online at OregonLive.com/teens and in an annual newspaper, The Pride.

The program grants free college credit upon completion and gives students an opportunity to discover what college life is like. Students stay in campus residence halls, eat in dining halls and enjoy nightly activities such as bowling and movies.

Students who attend an Oregon or Southwest Washington school in grades 9 to 12 in the 2017-18 academic year are eligible to apply.

At the High School Journalism Institute, our goal is to increase diversity in media by inspiring the next generation of journalists.

Applicants must:

  • have a linguistic or cultural background different from those that predominate in Oregon's secondary school system, or
  • be from a low-income household, or
  • be from a household with an educational attainment level of a high school diploma or less, or
  • have a documented disability, or
  • attend a high school without a newspaper or journalism program.


Organization: The Oregonian and Oregon State University
Duration: July 21 -28, 2018
Eligibility: High School Students in the Portland area
Application deadline: 5/18/18
Apply: http://www.oregonlive.com/teens/index.ssf/2018/03/apply_now_to_the_2018_high_sch.html#incart_river_index