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Summer Journalism Academy

Learn journalism from working reporters this summer — on campus or from home.

Boston University presents a hands-on experience for high school students interested in journalism, writing or photography.

The Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University gives high school students the opportunity to expand their skills and prepare for college, either through a residential experience on campus or through remote instruction from home.

Each academy instructor is also a working journalist, so what’s taught is grounded in real-life experience. Each lesson is tied to its practical application, by giving students actual reporting assignments. Each day is a sample of life as a news reporter.


Summary Info

On Campus: June 24 to July 12, 2024 (Applications Now Closed); Learn-from-Home: A: June 17 to 28, 2024 (Applications Closed); B: July 1 to 12, 2024 (Applications Closed); C: July 15 to 26, 2024 (Applications Closed)
On Campus: High School students, rising juniors, rising seniors and current seniors, with journalism experience; Learn-from-Home: High School students, 14-18, with all experience levels
On Campus, residential: Three weeks, includes tuition, activity fees, room and board: $6200. Learn-from-Home: Two weeks, tuition: $1500.

Learn on campus or at home? You choose.

On-Campus Option


  • Textbook, Inside Reporting by Tim Harrower, available print or digital, for purchase or rental at CheggB&N or Amazon. On-campus students can purchase or rent the book, or thye borrow a hard copy from us. If a student borrows one of our books and does not return it or return it in the condition they borrowed it, you will be charged $80 for the book.
  • Computer, with a broadband internet connection, audio and camera for video-conference meetings.
  • Phone, to conduct interviews with sources and story subjects.


According to Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination policy, all on-campus students must be fully vaccinated according to the requirements made by Boston University. If a student is accepted to our on-campus program, they are required to provide documentation of their vaccination. For more information, please visit Boston University‚Äôs Back 2 BU website.

Applications are now closed for 2024.