Hofstra University

Hofstra High School Journalism Institute


The Hofstra High School Journalism Institute is on hiatus during Summer 2015.
 Please visit our site soon to learn about next summer's program.

With communication methods in constant evolution and dramatic changes occurring both on the world stage and in our backyards, it is more important than ever to identify and train bright young reporters who can tell a story in fresh, compelling ways.

Hofstra University's School of Communication offers a free two-week program, the Hofstra High School Journalism Institute (formerly J-Div), for high school students to learn and hone their skills in reporting, writing, interviewing, and video journalism.

Ten motivated and promising students from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds are chosen every year to report on stories about some of the important issues facing their hometowns, families and Long Island. Besides basic research and reporting, students will learn how to shoot and edit web video, design a web site, use social media for journalistic purposes, and other multimedia skills.

The program, taught by Hofstra's award-winning faculty, includes guest lectures from professional journalists and visits to such places as Newsday, News 12, and the Nassau County courthouse.

Once completed, the students' story packages are posted on the Institute's website and published in the Hofstra High School Journalism Institute Journal.


J-DIV and the Hofstra High School Journalism Institure are sponsored by the Rauch Foundation

Hofstra High School Journalism Institute (formerly J-Div)