Newsroom 101 is an award-winning apprentice program presented by The Oklahoman. It began in 1994 and has won the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers twice, most recently in 2006, and has been a finalist eight times.
Click here to download the publication, Hot Ink, produced by the 2013 Newsroom 101 students, and here to view their website.
Students in grades 9 through 12 or the homeschool equivalent living in the Greater Oklahoma City Metro area are eligible to participate; transportation can be arranged for students who need it. Program participants meet once a week for 11 weeks between January and April. In addition to hands on training, students compete for awards and scholarships.
The program is FREE.
Students interested in journalism and would like to produce stories, photos and more for a newspaper and website are encouraged to apply. Applications are due annually in November. Click here to download an application.