The Boyd Journalism Diversity Summer Workshop

The Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop at Rutgers University for New Jersey High School Students is based at Rutgers University’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The workshop's mission is to inspire a diverse group of talented high school students to pursue careers in journalism, encourage them to pursue a course of study that will prepare them for these goals, and develop and improve skills in writing and editing (text and video production) as well as the digital skills necessary for the type of multimedia journalism now considered standard in the media world.

About Boyd

About the Workshop

The Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop was originally founded in 1979 to encourage youth to consider journalism careers and to emphasize the newspaper industry’s efforts to encourage diversity in staffing and content.

Upcoming Workshop

Workshop Summer 2019

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies & SC&I are co-sponsoring the 2019 Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop for New Jersey high school students, which will take place at Rutgers University School of Communication and Information from July 19-28, 2019. The application process will open on Feb. 1, 2019 and application deadline is April 15, 2019.

Photo Gallery

Photos of 2018 Participants

View Workshop participants in action in past summers.


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Boyd Journalism Workshop 2018: 13 Teens on a Mission

In 21st century America, true journalism seems to be buried underneath accusations of fake news and biased stories. At the Hugh N. Boyd Journalism Diversity Workshop, 13 teenagers from across New Jersey came together to become better writers, better journalists and better people.