Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

How to Apply

Applications for the 2022 conference are still being accepted in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

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).

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.