High School Journalism Workshops2024-06-04T16:30:59+00:00

Journalism Jumpstart Program

Journalism Jumpstart is a FREE summer program for middle and high school students designed to invigorate and cultivate the minds of young writers. Its mission is to provide training, resources, and support for traditional and non-traditional media programs across the Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Through a partnership and grant from the Dow Jones News Fund, FIU’s Journalism Jumpstart aims to promote a more diverse national media by giving students the opportunity to collaborate with media professionals and instructors with the goal of helping students produce articles and other media for publication.

Jumpstart became part of the Florida International University College of Communications Architecture + the Arts (CARTA) Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media in 2021. The program’s director, Dr. Karla Kennedy, is a former Miami-Dade County Public Schools student media adviser and journalism instructor.

The program is housed at FIU’s beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus located at 3000 N.E. 151st Street in North Miami, FL. The program runs for two weeks in June (Monday-Friday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic 2 building.

For more information and to apply for this summer’s cohort, please visit Journalism Jumpstart Program.