About Us

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 Molly.Heber@latimes.com.

Getting Started

    1. 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 molly.heber@latimes.com, and we’ll tell you about next steps.

    2. 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.

    3. Send us a permission slip

      Each student who wants to participate must turn in a permission slip (click the links below).

      Students under 18 (you need permission from your parent or guardian) [English / Spanish] 

      Students over 18 [English / Spanish]  

      Please also read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy. Students should scan and email permission slips to molly.heber@latimes.com. At that point, we will send students a how-to guide for setting up a profile and posting their work.

    4. 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. Schedule your visit by filling out this quick google form here. If you want to present to your class, check out the 2018-2019 school visit presentation here.


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