• Now in its 10th year, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting will continue to host its Boston University Summer Journalism Institute. By Making Boston Their Beat, our program offers students an opportunity to build a solid foundation in journalistic writing and become better storytellers while reporting the facts.

    Based at Boston University's College of Communication, students will attend a college-level writing class in the morning. In the afternoon, they are assigned to newsrooms to work with award-winning journalists, such as Pulitzer winner Lara Salahi, as their editors to cover different stories – entertainment, politics, sports, metro and investigations – in the Boston area. Evening events range from guest lectures from local journalists at The Boston Globe Spotlight team, WGBH, and WBUR, to tours of historic sites and museums such as Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts.

    Our two-week workshops begin on June 24, July 8, and July 22. At the end of each session, your student will walk away with:

    • Articles to add to their professional portfolio;
    • A unique experience to write about on their college application essay;
    • New friends;
    • An appreciation of journalism and the confidence to use their voice to tell stories in their communities.

    We accept applications on a rolling basis, but strongly encourage students to apply early to secure their seat.

    Limited financial aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need; an application for financial aid is emailed to students once they are accepted into the program. The deadline to apply for financial aid is April 1, 2019. We also have a special $400 discount offer for students who register and pay by March 15, 2019

    For more information about our program, visit our website and our FAQ section. We encourage you to share this with your students and their families.

    Ermolande Jean-Simon
    Student Programs Manager
    New England Center for Investigative Reporting