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The Harvard Crimson's




Summer Journalism Academy

Learn to read, write, and think like a journalist. 

The Summer Journalism Academy offers high school students an amazing opportunity to learn from current Crimson staff and get acquainted with media and media-adjacent fields. SJA aims to teach high school students the fundamentals of journalism—reporting practices, writing articles, the non-content aspects of running a newspaper—while providing insight on college journalism through current Crimson editors.


Over the course of the program, attendees will have exclusive access to presentations and workshops from all the Crimson Boards as well as a day for advice on College Admissions and creating a journalism portfolio. Various presentations, workshops, and meetings take place throughout the day from 9:00AM PDT until 3:30PM PDT/12:00 PM EDT until 6:30PM EDT. You do not need any prior experience with journalism to participate in the Summer Journalism Academy!


Program fees for SJA are $550.* Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, SJA 2021 will be held entirely via Zoom.

The registration period is now closed.

Please contact if you have any questions.

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Day 1 (Monday, July 27)
The Basics of Journalism: Fundamental Skills

What makes a good story? How do you contact sources? What exactly is a lead? On the first day of the Summer Journalism Academy, we will answer all three of these questions and more as we teach you  fundamental  journalistic writing, reporting, and interviewing skills. You will learn not only how to find and reach out to the right sources,  but also how to ask effective questions, interview with professionalism, and write  a collegiate news article all on the very first day. That way, you can put these fundamental skills into practice throughout the rest of the program!

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