Thank you for your interest in the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. Students from across the United States will be selected to participate in a five-day, all-expenses-paid conference in Washington, D.C. June 24-29, 2023.
We invite you to complete the following online application.
Applicants are strongly advised to print and read the reference guide prior to starting the application process. (The guide is available throughout the application.)
Applicants are able to start the application process and complete it at a later date. To exercise the “save for later” option, students can create a Jotform account or can log back in with either their Google or Facebook account.
In the online form, applicants will have the ability to upload the following information – and it is our hope that students will upload as much as possible before submitting their application:
Color headshot photo
Academic transcript (unofficial)
Essay of no more than 500 words on why you are interested in journalism
Essay of no more than 500 words on what characteristics make you a free spirit
Three journalistic work samples
Two letters of recommendation
Click the "Start Online Application" button below to begin.
Any portions of the application that the applicant is unable to upload can be emailed to email@example.com. (Many letters of recommendation are submitted via email.)
If you have any questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will be notified by mid-May whether or not they have been selected for the program.
The Freedom Forum makes all determinations without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected classification.