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2014 Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2014 program. Though the schedule varies from year to year, this will give prospective students a sense of what the program is like.
 
FRIDAY AUGUST 1
 
4:30 - 5:30PM: Welcome to Princeton University
• Guest Speaker: Princeton University Vice Provost Michele Minter
Whitman Common Room
 
5:30 - 6:30PM: Dinner
Wilcox
 
6:30 - 8:00PM: Campus tour
 
8:00 - 10:30PM: Group Discussion: Why SJP Exists
Friend 109
 
10:30 - 11:30PM: Discussion of the rest of the week’s activities
Friend 109
 
11:40PM: Lights out 
 
 
SATURDAY AUGUST 2
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast
• Guest Speaker: Anthropology Professor Carolyn Rouse
Wilcox
 
9:00 - 10:30AM: Workshop: What Is Journalism?
Richard Just of National Journal
Friend 109
 
10:30 - 12:00PM: Workshop: Introduction to Reporting
• Amanda Cormier SJP 2007 of National Journal
Friend 109
 
12:00 - 2:00PM: Lunch
• Guest Speaker: Sociology Professor Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
Wilcox
 
2:00 - 4:30PM: Report news story: Man on the Street: How much do people know about the border crisis?
 
4:30 - 6:00PM: Write news stories
Friend 016
 
6:00 - 7:30PM: Dinner: Long-Form TV Journalism
• Guest Speaker: Jonathan Schienberg of "60 Minutes"
Wilcox
 
7:30 - 8:30PM: Newspaper Team Meetings
 
8:30 - 11:30PM: Watch "The Insider"
Friend 006
 
11:30 - 12:00AM: Discuss journalistic questions raised by "The Insider"
Friend 006
 
12:10AM: Lights out
 
 
SUNDAY AUGUST 3
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:30AM: Breakfast: How to Choose the Right College
• Jimmy Tang SJP 2011 of American University
• Katie Zavadski SJP 2008 of New York Magazine
Wilcox 
 
9:30 - 11:00AM: Workshop: New Media
• Tonya Riley SJP 2010 of Brown University
• Melina Torres SJP 2010 of Yale University
Friend 109
 
11:00 - 1:00PM: Workshop: Narrative Journalism
Marin Cogan of National Journal and ESPN The Magazine
Friend 109
 
1:00 - 2:00PM: Lunch: Writing About Language
Guest Speaker: Britt Peterson formerly of Foreign Policy Magazine
Wilcox
 
2:00 - 6:00PM: Workshop: Television Journalism
Melvin McCray formerly of ABC News
Friend 109
 
6:00 - 7:00PM: Dinner
• Guest Speaker: History Professor Michael Gordin
Friend 109
 
7:00 - 8:00PM: Newspaper Team Meetings
 
8:00 - 10:00PM: Workshop: Opinion Journalism
• Simon van Zuylen-Wood of National Journal and Philadelphia Magazine
Friend 109
 
10:00 - 11:30PM: Group Discussion: Journalistic Ethical Dilemmas
Friend 109
 
11:40PM: Lights out
 
 
MONDAY AUGUST 4
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast
• Guest Speaker: History Professor Tony Grafton
Wilcox
 
9:00 - 1:30PM: Practice SAT Test
Friend 109
 
1:30 - 2:30PM: Lunch
Friend 109
 
2:30 - 6:00PM: Report and write feature stories
Men's basketball coach Mitch Henderson
• The Paul Robeson House renovation project
Princeton public schools seek healthier cafeteria options
Princeton Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Pablo Debenedetti
The Institute for Advanced Study vs. The Princeton Battlefield Society
Pipeline constructions in Princeton
 
6:00 - 7:30PM: Dinner
Guest Speaker: Sociology Professor Miguel Centeno
Friend 109
 
7:30 - 9:00PM: Workshop: Statistics and Journalism
Computer Science Professor Brian Kernighan
Friend 109
 
9:00 - 10:00PM: Newspaper Team Meetings
 
10:00 - 11:30PM: Finish writing feature stories
Friend 016
 
11:40PM: Lights out
 
 
TUESDAY AUGUST 5
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 8:30AM: Breakfast
Wilcox
 
8:45AM: Bus leaves for New York
 
11:00 - 12:30PM: Tour of The Daily Beast
 
1:00 - 2:30PM: Tour of The New York Times
 
3:00 - 4:30PM: Tour of New York Magazine
 
4:30 - 8:00PM: Report investigative story: How much do New Yorkers know about the conflict in Israel and Palestine?
 
8:00PM: Bus leaves for Princeton
 
10:00 - 12:00AM: Begin writing investigative story
Friend 016
 
12:10AM: Lights out
 
 
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast
• Guest Speaker: Woodrow Wilson School Professor Stanley Katz
Wilcox
 
9:00 - 10:30AM: Workshop: Breaking News
• Brian Rokus of CNN
Friend 109
 
10:30 - 12:00PM: Meeting with Princeton Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Jess Lee
Friend 109
 
12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch I
• Guest Speaker: Richard Levine of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
Friend 109
 
1:00 - 2:00PM: Lunch II
• Guest Speaker: Religion Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk
Friend 109
 
2:00 - 4:00PM: Workshop: Writing Personal Narratives
• Semaj Earl SJP 2011 of University of California, Los Angeles
• Yared Portillo SJP 2010 of Swarthmore College
• Tashi Shuler-Drakes SJP 2010 of Mount Holyoke College
Friend 109
 
4:00 - 6:30PM: Workshop: Applying for Internships
• Michael Koike
Friend 109
 
6:30 - 8:30PM: Dinner discussion: The Gaza-Israel Conflict
Wilcox
 
8:30 - 9:30PM: Workshop: Sports Journalism
• Maria Guardado SJP 2009 of The Huffington Post
Wilcox
 
9:30 - 11:30PM: Begin writing personal narratives and opinion pieces; continue writing news, feature, and investigative pieces
Friend 016
 
11:40PM: Lights out
 
 
THURSDAY AUGUST 7
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Princeton University Vice President of Campus Life Cynthia Cherrey
Wilcox
 
9:00 - 10:30AM: Workshop: Foreign Correspondence
Brian Rokus of CNN
Friend 109
 
10:30 - 12:30PM: Workshop: Writing About Economics
Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times
Friend 109
 
12:30 - 2:00PM: Lunch
Guest Speaker: History Professor David Bell
Friend 109
 
2:00 - 4:00PM: Workshop: Radio Journalism
• Tasnim Shamma SJP 2006 of WFAE 90.7 FM
Friend 109
 
4:00PM: Bus leaves for MetLife Stadium
 
6:00 - 10:30PM: Cover New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts preseason game
 
10:30PM: Bus leaves for Princeton
 
11:30PM: Lights out
 
 
FRIDAY AUGUST 8
 
7:00AM: Wake-up
 
7:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
Fisher
 
8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast: Crafting Your College Application
• Marco Rivas SJP 2012 of Princeton University
• Katie Zavadski SJP 2008 of New York Magazine
Wilcox
 
9:00 - 10:30AM: Write Jets vs. Colts stories
Friend 016
 
10:30 - 12:00PM: Workshop: Reporting from Israel and Palestine
• Griff Witte of The Washington Post (via Skype)
Friend 109
 
12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch: Reporting from Iraq
• Guest Speaker: Louise Roug of Mashable (via Skype)
Friend 109
 
1:00 - 2:30PM: Continue writing pieces
Friend 016
 
2:30 - 4:00PM: Workshop: Writing Movie Reviews
• Bianca Dennis SJP 2010 of Columbia University
• Michelaina Johnson SJP 2012 of University of California, Berkeley
Friend 109
 
4:00 - 4:30PM: Meeting with Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber
Friend 109
 
4:30 - 6:00PM: Continue writing pieces
Friend 016
 
6:00 - 7:30PM: Dinner: Applying for Financial Aid
• Lorena Aviles SJP 2012 of Harvard University
• Semaj Earl SJP 2011 of University of California, Los Angeles
• Marco Rivas SJP 2012 of Princeton University
• Tashi Shuler-Drakes SJP 2010 of Mount Holyoke College
• Jimmy Tang SJP 2011 of American University
Friend 109
 
7:30 - 10:30PM: Watch movie ("Boyhood" or "A Most Wanted Man")
Garden Theatre
 
10:30 - 12:00AM: Write movie reviews
Friend 016
 
12:10AM: Lights out
 
 
SATURDAY AUGUST 9
 
8:00AM: Wake-up
 
8:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:30AM: Breakfast
Friend 109
 
9:30 - 10:30AM: Review of SAT Scores
Friend 109
 
10:30 - 12:00PM: Budget: Decide on placement of stories in paper and discuss staff editorial
Friend 109
 
12:00 - 1:00PM: Lunch
Friend 109
 
1:00 - 3:00PM: Workshop: Journalism and the Law
 Adrian Alvarez
• Rich Tucker
• Melisa Gao Tucker
Friend 109
 
3:00 - 1:00AM: Edit articles, write headlines and captions, and lay out paper
Friend 016 
 
1:10AM: Lights out
 
 
SUNDAY AUGUST 10
 
8:00AM: Wake-up
 
8:45AM: Meet to walk to breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:30AM: Breakfast
Friend 109
 
9:30 - 11:30AM: Edit articles, writing headlines and captions, and lay out paper
Friend 016
 
11:30 - 1:00PM: Lunch: Writing About Fashion
• Guest Speaker: Robin Givhan of The Washington Post
Friend 109
 
1:00 - 5:00PM: Edit articles, writing headlines and captions, and lay out paper
Friend 016
 
5:00 - 6:30PM: Copy edit pages
Friend 006
 
6:30 - 8:30PM: BBQ with SJP Alumni
Friend Center Lawn
 
8:30 - 10:00PM: Panel Discussion: SJP Alumni on How to Navigate College
Friend 006
 
10:00 - 1:00AM: Journalism Games
Friend 109
 
1:10AM: Lights out
 
 
MONDAY AUGUST 11
 
8:00AM: Wake-up
 
9:00 - 12:00PM: Exit Interviews and Evaluations
Fisher
 
12:00 - 1:30PM: Closing Banquet
Friend Center Convocation Room