The Work of the HumanitiesDC Community Journalism Program

The Community Journalism program is an initiative that offers DC community members the opportunity to learn the skills and access the resources needed to report and publish their own stories through a journalistic medium. Launched in Fall 2023, the program incorporates participation in a Journalism 101 workshop series, reporting on a story alongside local professional journalists and access to other media literacy materials. The program aims to help DC residents identify, report and produce the stories that matter most to their communities and the city as a whole. HumanitiesDC will work to connect the final projects produced by the Community Journalism program with local media outlets for publication and all stories produced by the program will be showcased through a HumanitiesDC media outlet.

Applicants will hear from the program coordinator in the coming weeks. Beginning on May 7, 2024, this free 12-week training program will include six workshops. In between workshop sessions, program participants will build on the skills they are learning in the classroom by reporting on a story alongside local professional journalists.

Please reach out to our Programs Team at with any questions.