Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023 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 2024.
  • You must be interested in journalism.
  • You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”
  • You must be available to attend the conference June 24-29, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

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.