Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

How to Apply

Applications for the 2022 conference are now being accepted

To qualify as an applicant for this program:

  • You must be a high school junior who will graduate in the Class of 2023.
  • You must be interested in journalism.
  • You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”
  • You must be available to attend the virtual conference June 20-23, 2022 (2 – 5 p.m. EST).
  • Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2022.

Please follow the instructions carefully. We recommend you download the application instructions (PDF) to refer to as you complete the application.

Letters of recommendation may be uploaded or emailed to [email protected] All letters of recommendation should be submitted on official letterhead if possible and should include the contact information of the person providing it.