Our Free Press Programs
The Freedom Forum supports America’s free press with three flagship programs that connect with journalists throughout various stages of their careers.
Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference selects 51 high school juniors from across the country each year for a life-changing conference in Washington, D.C. Participants receive an all-expenses-paid trip and a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Free Spirits have been described as people who “dream, dare, do,” in the words of Al Neuharth, Freedom Forum and USA TODAY founder, who inspired the program.
Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism provides mentorship and training for early career journalists with up to five years of full-time experience. Fellows receive personalized and ongoing mentorship, along with in-person and virtual training and a $2,000 career stipend.
Power Shift Project for Workplace Integrity
The Power Shift Project for Workplace Integrity offers training specifically for media organizations and journalism institutions, including a two-day workshop that prepares journalism professionals to deliver the Workplace Integrity curriculum within their organizations. The project also offers two hour-long, free webinars on the concepts of Inclusive Leadership and Allyship.