High School Insider is a cornerstone of the Los Angeles Times’ commitment to advancing media literacy and empowering the next generation of storytellers. The program includes a content platform that publishes student work on LATimes.com, as well as classroom resources, conferences, contests, and paid internships. High School Insider works to amplify student voices around the issues that matter to them, with a focus on underserved schools and communities. Please send any questions to Kyle.Finck@latimes.com.
See if your school is already participating
Check on the to see if your school is already represented by clicking on Schools in the site header above. If so, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll tell you about next steps.
Sign up a faculty advisor
If your school is not on the list, you need to find a faculty advisor. Sometimes that is the journalism teacher, but it can also be an English, history, or even physical education teacher. For teachers, being a HS Insider advisor is a minimal time commitment and the level of engagement is up to you. Students, feel free to print out or share this document with possible advisors.
Send us a permission slip
Each student who wants to participate must turn in a permission slip (click the links below).
Request a visit from LA Times staff
We try and visit every school that wants a visit to answer questions about the program and share with you more about the opportunities for involvement and L.A. Times journalism. If you want to present to your class, check out the 2017-2018 school visit presentation here.