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High School Journalism Day

Each fall, Medill hosts High School Journalism Day, a weekday filled with journalism workshops, a student panel discussion and an inspiring keynote presentation from a renowned journalist. Schools from across the Chicago metropolitan area are invited to participate. 

Our goal is to educate and inspire future journalists. Students get a glimpse of how far a career in journalism can take them while learning practical information on different skills and techniques. They also see first-hand what it’s like to be a college student studying journalism.

At High School Journalism Day, we discuss core journalism topics, such as:

Each high school may send up to 10 students and two advisers. Up to 150 students participate each year.


For more information about High School Journalism Day, please contact Director of Marketing and Communications Sara Brazeal.

Visit Medill Anytime

We invite high school students and advisers to visit Medill anytime. You can take a tour or shadow a student. If you are an adviser or teacher who would like to schedule a group tour, please contact Paul Manyara.