The COMMUNITY JOURNALISM PROJECT (CJP) is a new initiative this year by Young Writers Project that offers writing and photo challenges, journalism skills-building, workshops, and publication throughout the 2019-20 school year. It is for students and teachers, inside and outside of the classroom. All the information you'll need to get started is in this SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE VOICE!
IT'S EASY TO GET INVOLVED:
- Sign into your YWP account, or join youngwritersproject.org. Teachers can create an account and submit on behalf of students (or even better -- students create their own accounts. Parental permisson for those under 13.)
- Try the JOURNALISM CHALLENGES. This list is growing as the school year progresses, and each week, a community journalism challenge will be featured on the front page of the site.
- Get published! YWP will send your writing, photos, and art to our media partners for publication: weekly in the Burlington Free Press, VtDigger.org, and Valley News; monthly in the Addison Independent, Bradford Journal-Opinion, Brattleboro Reformer, Charlotte News, Essex Reporter, Milton Independent, Rutland Herald, St. Albans Messenger, Times Argus. We will highlight your work on the front page of our site, and publish it in our monthly digital magazine, The Voice, and in our annual anthology.
- Watch the site for our free events and workshops (Voices for Change and Writing on the Roof).
The Community Journalism Project is a free program, thanks to the generosity of our supporters: the Gannett Foundation/USA Today Network, Lisa Schamberg and Patrick Robins, the Windham Foundation, and the National Life Group Foundation. We also wish to thank the following donors for their ongoing support of YWP, including The Bay and Paul Foundations, Physician's Computer Co., Vermont Business Roundtable, and the Amy E. Tarrant Foundation. THANK YOU!
Remember, all the information you need to get started is in this special issue of The Voice! And if it isn't, please contact Susan Reid, YWP Executive Director, [email protected]; (802) 324-9538.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019