The Joongang Student Reporter (JSR) program is accepting applications for its Autumn 2013 session until June 24.
You may download the application for new students here. This form is only for students applying to join JSR for the first time.
Continuing students may download the application for continuing students here. This form is only for current students applying to continue with JSR.
New applicants will be expected to submit samples of their writing as well as recommendation letters. Recommendations should only be one page long and should be submitted along with your completed application. Recommendations must be in English and cannot come from the applicants’ parents or other family members.
JSR is a six-month opportunity for high school students who wish to report for a major news organization. The Autumn 2013 session begins in the middle of July and goes until December.
Student reporters write articles for potential publication in the weekly Education section of the Korea Daily (Joongang Ilbo) as well as the website at www.jstudentboard.com. Although the Korea Daily is the largest Korean-language newspaper in the United States, JSR articles are written in English.
During the session, students will plan, write, and revise two articles per month during the six-month session for a total of 12 artices. Under the supervision of editors, they will work to revise these articles for potential publication. Additionally, there will be electronic worksheets and in-person workshops to improve the students’ journalistic skills. Additionally, students who complete the Autumn 2013 session will receive a certificate from the Korea Daily.