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Rising Princeton sophomores Vayne Ong and Katherine (Kat) Powell, third and fourth...
August 28, 2017

Exploring the impact of Princeton’s summer journalism program for high school students

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (SJP) brings high school students to Princeton to learn about journalism and to gain insights into preparing for college. Richard Just, former Ferris Professor of Journalism and current editor of The Washington Post Magazine, runs the program that he founded 16 years ago with three fellow alumni from the Class of 2001. In this article, sophomores Vayne Ong and Katherine (Kat) Powell describe their involvement in SJP, first as rising high school seniors, then as program coordinators with alumni-funded internships. Powell is now enrolled in one of this fall’s Ferris Seminars, The Media and Social Issues: Reporting on Race in America Today, taught by Tanzina Vega of CNN Money.

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