Founded in 1987, the New England High School Journalism Collaborative has introduced hundreds of high school students to the field of journalism, through workshops and programs that let students work directly with professional reporters, photographers and editors from area newspapers.
A longtime mission of the Collaborative has been to reach out to inner-city students and others in under-served communities to introduce them to careers in journalism and to help establish student newspapers in high schools throughout New England.
The Collaborative’s key program is a week-long workshop in June during which a select group of students gather for a week and produce a laboratory newspaper and a multimedia site. This is an all-expense paid program, sponsored in part by Regis College, and in partnership with The Boston Globe.
Students are housed at Regis College and work on stories throughout Greater Boston from a newsroom at Simmons College.
The workshop was co-founded and directed by the late Carole Remick, who once declared, “Regardless of color, creed, or nationality, this program will continue to serve as a platform for students from many communities so that all different cultures will be represented in the media.”