The Harvard Crimson has a rich tradition of journalistic integrity and counts among its ranks of editorship some of America's greatest journalists and Pulitzer Prize-winning editors.
Led by some of our most talented and dedicated staff, our journalism conferences provide an opportunity for high school students to work and learn alongside current editors at The Crimson. The conferences take place in our historically rich building, where the likes of Franklin D. Roosevelt '04 and John F. Kennedy '40 had also practiced their journalistic skills. Seminars hosted by our nine boards give students a hands-on chance to learn about the practices, standards, and techniques that drive our organization.
Fall Journalism Conference
Envision the future of journalism.
Central to our fall conference is innovation in journalism; our seminar offerings, in addition to teaching techniques on how to improve journalistic skills, will focus on how to stay ahead in this rapidly changing field and how to advance newspaper organizations as a whole.
The Fall Journalism Conference is a two-day virtual event for high school journalists with all levels of experience. Participants will attend seminars on different aspects of journalism led by our editors and executives and panels on how to incorporate journalism experiences into college applications. The conference provides participants with the opportunity to learn from and interact with experienced college journalists. By working with our editors as well as fellow attendees, all participants will improve their skills and strengthen their interest in journalism, coming up with new ideas that they can then implement in their own papers. We look forward to meeting you on Saturday and Sunday, November 14th and 15th, 2020!
Central to our fall conference is innovation in journalism; our seminar offerings, in addition to teaching techniques on how to improve journalistic skills, will focus on how to stay ahead in this rapidly changing field and how to advance newspaper organizations as a whole. Examples of innovation in high-school journalism covered by our seminars include online-only content, long-form journalism, harnessing social media, producing videos, online strategy, blogs, and alternative revenue streams beyond print advertising.
FJC 2020 has passed. Information on FJC 2021 will be released soon!
November 14 - 15, 2020
Zoom (link will be emailed after acceptance)
Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Returning school groups* and spring registrants: $39/person
New school groups*: $49/person
Individual students: $59/person
*For our group pricing, groups will consist of schools that have 5 or more students that will attend the conference. Groups with smaller sizes will be applied the individual student price.
If you have any questions, please contact .
Crimson Journalism Summit
Your journey to professional journalism starts here.
Central to our spring conference is growth; no matter their experience level, journalists will strengthen and advance the reporting and writing skills necessary to effectively run a newspaper!
The Crimson Journalism Summit is a two-day virtual event for high school reporters of all experience levels. Participants will engage in workshops, simulations, and seminars led by Crimson editors and executives across our content boards.
Besides learning from experienced college journalists, students will also have the chance to interact with professional journalists—namely notable Crimson alumni from top publications such as the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and more.
By working with our editors and fellow attendees, participants will improve their reporting skills, further their interest in journalism, and develop new ideas that they can then implement into their own newspapers.
March 27-28, 2021, 12pm-5pm
Program Fee: $65 USD
If you have any questions please contact .
Group pricing available, please reach out to for details.
Summer Journalism Academy
Learn to read, write, and think like a journalist.
Led by our talented and dedicated summer staff, the Summer Journalism Academy will teach students a wide set of new skills—from news reporting and writing, to designing, to the business challenges of newspapers today—that will undoubtedly help them in the classroom and in their extracurricular pursuits.
The Summer Journalism Academy also features activities outside the building, including tours of Harvard College in which students will learn about college admissions, college life and reporting in college. On the final day, students at the Summer Journalism Academy get an opportunity unlike any other—to put their newfound knowledge to work right away, producing an actual newspaper that will be printed on our in-house presses and taken home.
We have added a special referral discount! If you were referred by a friend, or refer and register with a friend, you will both get 20% off the SJA program fee.* Simply write your friend's name under the referral section, and once we confirm both of you have registered, we will give you the discount! The window for this discount has not yet opened.
*If you have received financial aid, the 20% discount will be added to your scholarship offer.
July 26 - August 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM PDT
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
The scholarship application has not yet opened.
If you have any questions please contact .
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I've registered and paid successfully?
You will receive a confirmation email within the next week.
I didn't receive a confirmation email. What should I do?
Don't worry! Send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line: "Registration Check: [Student Name]" and we'll be in touch to get things fixed.
Can I pay via check?
Yes, you can. After you complete registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Check Payment: [School Name]" and we will send you the invoice and appropriate details.
I need an invoice. What should I do?
Contact us at email@example.com with the subject line: "Invoice Needed: [Student Name]" and we'll send it along!
I would like to attend again. What should I do?
We'd love to have you! Please do stay connected. You can subscribe to our email list (coming soon!) and you'll be updated with event updates and product releases!
I ordered a newspaper review (Spring IC only). What's next?
Please send a PDF copy of your most recent publication to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: Newspaper Review: [Student Name]. Please also bring a physical copy with you on the day of.