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Program Schedule

2015 Schedule

Below is the schedule for our 2015 program Though the schedule varies from year to year, this will give prospective students a sense of what the program is like.
 

FRIDAY JULY 31

 Afternoon [Whitman]: Students arrive and move into rooms

 4:00 – 5:30pm [Wilson Private Dining Room]: Welcome to SJP: Introductions and a discussion of why this program exists

 5:30 – 7:00pm [Wilson PDR]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: History Professor Anthony Grafton

 7:00 – 7:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Introduction to Reporting Part 1 (Amanda Cormier, National Journal; Jeanne Li, Wesleyan University)

 7:30 – 9:00pm [Nassau Street and campus]: Report news story: How do Princeton residents feel about Chris Christie running for president?

 9:00 – 10:30pm [Friend Newsroom]: Write Chris Christie stories 

10:30 – 11:00pm [Friend 109]: Go over schedule for rest of the week 

11:10pm: Lights out

 

 SATURDAY AUGUST 1

7:00am: Wake-up

7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Woodrow Wilson School Professor Stanley Katz

9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Workshop: What is Journalism? (Richard Just, National Journal)

10:30 – 12:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Introduction to Reporting Part 2 (Amanda Cormier, National Journal; Jeanne Li, Wesleyan University)

12:00 – 1:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: Mark Stern, Slate

1:30 – 3:00pm [Friend 109]: News story: Press conference with Andrew Zwicker, candidate for New Jersey State Assembly

3:00 – 4:30pm [Friend Newsroom]: Write news stories

4:30 – 6:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Journalism and Social Media (Lainna Fader, New York Magazine)

 6:00 – 7:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: English Professor Kinohi Nishikawa

 7:30 – 8:30pm: Newspaper team meetings

 8:30 – 11:00pm [Friend 101]: Watch “The Insider”

 11:00 – 11:30pm: Discuss issues raised by “The Insider”

 11:40pm: Lights out

  

SUNDAY AUGUST 2

 7:00am: Wake-up

 7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Anthropology Professor Carolyn Rouse

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Workshop: Narrative Journalism (Marin Cogan, New York Magazine and ESPN the Magazine)

 10:30 – 12:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: The Art of Editing, Sarah Blustain, The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute

 12:00 – 1:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: History Professor Jeremy Adelman

 1:30 – 4:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Documentary Journalism Part 1 (Azza Cohen, Princeton University; Kimberly Cionca, Barnard College)

 4:30 – 6:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Blogging (Katie Zavadski, The Daily Beast)

 6:00 – 7:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: Pulin Sangvhi, Executive Director of Career Services

 7:30 – 8:30pm: Newspaper team meetings

 8:30 – 10:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Interviewing 101 (Eliza Gray, Time)

 10:00 – 11:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Ethical Dilemmas

 11:40pm: Lights out

  

MONDAY AUGUST 3

 7:00am: Wake-up

 7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast

 9:00am – 12:30pm [Friend 109]: Practice SAT & ACT

 12:30 – 1:30pm [Friend 109]: Lunch

 1:30 – 5:30pm: Report and write feature stories:

 “New Black Holes” with Professor Jenny Greene

“Town/Gown Relations” with Mayor Liz Lempert

“Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage” with Stephen Macedo

“Training for Success” with Skyelar Ettin

“Princeton University Prep Program” with Jason Klugman

“Arts and Transit Project” with Bob Durkee

 

5:30 – 7:00pm [Wilson PDR]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker

 7:00 – 8:30pm: Newspaper team meetings

 8:30 – 10:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Sociology Meets Journalism (Professor Mitchell Duneier)

 10:30 – 11:30pm [Friend Newsroom]: Finish writing feature stories

 11:40pm: Lights out

 

 TUESDAY AUGUST 4

 7:00am: Wake-up

 7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Professor and science journalist Michael Lemonick

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Workshop: Covering Campaigns (Emily Schultheis, National Journal)

 10:30am – 12:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Sports Journalism (Maria Guardado, The Star-Ledger)

 12:00 – 1:30pm [Friend 109]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: Richard Levine, Dow Jones News Fund

 1:30 – 2:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: The History of Newspapers (History Professor David Bell)

 2:30 – 7:00pm: Report investigative story: Are New Jersey stores stocking expired goods?

 7:00 – 10:00pm: Cover baseball game (Trenton Thunder vs. Reading Fightin Phils)

 10:00 – 11:30pm [Friend Newsroom]: Write sports stories

 11:40pm: Lights out

  

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

 7:00am: Wake-up

 7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Psychology Professor Eldar Shafir

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Workshop: TV Breaking News (Brian Rokus, CNN)

 10:30am – 12:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Foreign Correspondence (Griff Witte, The Washington Post)

 12:00 – 1:30pm [Friend 109]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: History Professor Michael Gordin

 1:30 – 3:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Writing About Economics (Binyamin Appelbaum, The New York Times)

 3:00 – 4:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Opinion Journalism (Simon van Zuylen-Wood, National Journal and Philadelphia Magazine)

 4:30 – 6:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Investigative Reporting (Alec MacGillis, ProPublica)

 6:00 – 7:30pm [Wilson PDR]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: Politics Professor Dara Strolovitch

 7:30 – 8:30pm: Newspaper team meetings

 8:30 – 10:00pm: Write opinion stories

 10:10pm: Lights out

  

THURSDAY AUGUST 6

 5:45am: Wake-up

 6:30am: Bus departs for NYC

 9:00 – 10:30am: Bloomberg

 11:00 – 12:30pm: Time

 12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch

 1:30 – 3:00pm: The New York Times

 3:30 – 4:30pm: The Daily Beast

 4:30 – 8:30pm: Person-on-the-street reporting

 8:30pm: Bus departs for Princeton

 10:00 – 11:30pm: Watch and cover GOP presidential debate

 11:40pm: Lights out

  

FRIDAY AUGUST 7

 7:00am: Wake-up

 7:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 8:00 – 9:00am [Wilson PDR]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Estela Diaz, Princeton Admissions Office

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Workshop: Radio Journalism (Tasnim Shamma, NPR)

 10:30am – 12:00am [Friend 109]: Workshop: Online Breaking News (Matt Berman, National Journal)

 12:00 – 1:30pm [Friend 109]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: University President Chris Eisgruber

 1:30 – 3:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Documentary Journalism Part 2 (Professors Alison Isenberg and Purcell Carson)

 3:00 – 4:00 [Friend 109]: Workshop: Magazine Covers (Richard Just, National Journal)

 4:00 – 5:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Reporting on the White House (George Condon, National Journal)

 5:30 – 6:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Film Criticism (Alex Jung, New York Magazine)

 6:30 – 7:00pm [Friend 109]: Dinner

 7:00 – 9:00pm: Watch movies at Garden Theater

 9:00 – 11:00pm: Write movie reviews

  

SATURDAY AUGUST 8

 8:00am: Wake-up

 8:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Andy Kroll, National Journal

 10:30am – 12:30pm [Friend 109]: Budget: Decide on story placement in the newspaper and write group editorial.

 12:30pm – 1:00pm [Friend 109]: Lunch

 1:00 – 3:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Journalism and the Law (Rich Tucker, Melisa Gao, Chan Sethi, Adrian Alvarez)

 3:00 – 4:00pm [Friend 109]: College Workshop 1: Choosing the Right College (Lorena Aviles, Harvard University; Tashi Shuler-Drakes, Mount Holyoke College; Katie Zavadski)

 4:00 – 5:00pm [Friend 109]: College Workshop 2: Strategies for Improving SAT/ACT Scores

 5:00 – 6:00pm [Friend 109]: College Workshop 3: Applying for Financial Aid

 6:00 – 7:30pm [Friend 109]: Dinner: Guest Speaker: Simon Cullen, Princeton Philosophy Department

 8:00 – 10:00pm [Theater Intime]: Watch “Eurydice

 10:00 – 1:00am [Friend Newsroom]: Write theater reviews; continue writing and editing news, feature, opinion, sports, and investigative stories.

  

SUNDAY AUGUST 9

 8:00am: Wake-up

 8:45am: Meet to walk to breakfast

 9:00 – 10:30am [Friend 109]: Breakfast: Guest Speaker: Kathy Crown, Executive Director, Council of the Humanities

 10:30am – 12:00pm [Friend 109]: Finish editing stories; write headlines and captions.

 12:00 – 1:30pm [Friend 109]: Lunch: Guest Speaker: Sociology Professor Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

 1:30 – 3:00pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Applying to Internships (Michael Koike)

 3:00 – 4:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: College Newspaper Journalism (Tonya Riley)

 4:30 – 6:00pm [Friend Newsroom]: Copy edit final pages of the newspaper.

 6:00 – 8:00pm [Friend Lawn]: Alumni BBQ

 8:00 – 9:30pm [Friend 109]: Workshop: Personal Narratives and College Essays

 9:30 – 11:00pm [Friend 109]: Meet in college advising groups to begin planning for the fall; begin work on college essays.

 11:00 – 1:00am [Friend 109]: Journalism Games

  

MONDAY AUGUST 10

 9:00am: Wake-up

 9:00am – 11:30am [Whitman]: Exit interviews and evaluations

 11:30am – 1:00pm [Carl Fields Center]: Graduation Banquet

 1:30pm: Departure