Dear Journalism Supporters:
Every year, 18 promising teenage journalists gather for one week at the High School Journalism Institute, where they learn from professional reporters as they report, edit and photograph important news stories.
Students walk away with hands-on experience, published articles and free college credit granted by Oregon State University, which hosts the institute. Our goal is to increase diversity in news media by working with students whose voices are too often missing from newsrooms today.
But this year, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the program to cancel its in-person workshop for the first time in more than a decade. Program organizers, including Oregon State University, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and other Oregon media organizations, are shifting our focus to delivering virtual training for students this fall. We want to empower young journalists across the state to tell important stories that have emerged from the pandemic.
Your funding will make that possible by helping us set up the technology and infrastructure to reach classrooms across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Thank you for supporting the next generation of journalists.