Intended for all audiences, Black Student Magazine is set to engage middle and high school students nationwide in a celebration of Black culture designed to elevate and amplify seldom-heard voices and viewpoints. Released annually each February, project participants have opportunities to improve their writing, research, and communication skills.
Following two successful years of printed editions in Oregon and Washington, future Black Student Magazine editions will be fully interactive and designed for smartphone consumption (incorporating video, audio stories, and photojournalism slide shows).
Student contributors meet weekly after school via Zoom to hear from special guest speakers and receive mentorship from University of Oregon undergraduate journalism students.
The initiative is part of JLI’s Black Student Media Project, a growing collection of academic enrichment programs for students of color, including onsite workshops, events, and creative showcases.
Jael Calloway, Director of Student Publications