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Georgetown's Journalism & News Reporting Institute introduces you to what it takes to be a successful journalist in the nation’s capital. From sports and science to politics and the arts, this one-week program not only exposes you to a wide variety of journalism topics, but also provides opportunities for you to engage with and learn from seasoned and emerging journalists. During classroom lectures and debates, you’ll explore ethical issues, such as the blurred line between reporting and commentary. Outside of class, you’ll attend breakout sessions, where you’ll refine your interviewing, researching, presentation, and writing skills. You’ll also have the chance to put your skills into action and create your own video reporting project based on a specific topic of interest.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and meals

How You'll Benefit

  • Develop an online portfolio of your work
  • Engage with leaders of the journalism industry
  • Learn how to uncover interesting and compelling stories
  • Document news stories and understand new media techniques
  • Create a short video that will be judged in a program competition
  • Practice using broadcast camera packs
  • Study state-of-the-art editing techniques
  • Hear guest lectures from legendary and emerging journalists
  • Visit iconic D.C. institutions, including the National Press Club and the Newseum—the nation’s foremost museum of journalism

Program Format & Subject Areas

As a student in the Journalism & News Reporting Institute, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

  • Multimedia tools
  • Social media
  • Congress
  • Media ethical dilemmas
  • Reporting under fire
  • Public affairs
  • Press conferences
  • Capitol Hill, White House, and political reporting
  • Blogging

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