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Support the High School Journalism Institute!

$1,950
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Project ended on January 16, at 11:55 PM PST
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Support the High School Journalism Institute!

We're training the next generation of journalists, and you can help!

For more than two decades, the High School Journalism Institute has been giving students their first opportunities in journalism, and promoting diversity in newsrooms. Each year, students from across Oregon are selected to attend the program, held at Oregon State University. There, the students work alongside professional reporters and photographers to train their journalism skills, and spend a week creating a 32-page newspaper, The Pride.

Many of the students selected for the program have linguistic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds that differ from those that predominate Oregon Schools. Many of these students also attend schools that do not offer journalism courses. The goals of the program are to provide these students with opportunities to thrive in journalism and promote diversity in today's newsrooms.

The program is a partnership with The Oregonian/OregonLive and OSU's Orange Media Network, with support from additional news organizations, including Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Statesman-Journal.

The program comes at no cost to students. All expenses are paid, allowing students to stay in the residence halls, eat meals on campus, and get hands-on work in a college media newsroom. For the past two years, students have also received a college credit for participating, with all fees waived by OSU.

We need your help to allow this program to keep inspiring the next generation of journalists.

18 students are selected for the camp each year. It costs approximately $850 per student to keep the camp operating at its current level. Your financial support can help make a journalism career a reality for our students.

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$25

$25

Pays for one student to participate in team building and bonding in our Day 1 Challenge Course

$150

$150

Pays for a professional photographer to spend one day at camp teaching students high-level photography skills

$500

$500

Pays for 250 copies of "The Pride" newspaper, which publishes and showcases the work of these amazing students

$1,000

$1000

Allows us to bring in a professional reporter as a special staff mentor to students for an entire week, teaching students reporting and writing skills.

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