HS Insider Events & Opportunities

High School Journalism Day

Over 150 students from 37 schools across Southern California attend our annual fall conference held on a college campus in the Los Angeles area. Students participate in reporting contests and workshops on topics including sports, education, data and Spanish-language reporting. Conferences have been held at California State University, Northridge and the University of Southern California. HS Insider co-sponsors the conference, along with the host university, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Southern California Journalism Education Association.

Wango Tango Music News Challenge

Two students are chosen to cover Wango Tango at the StubHub Center each spring from all angles including red carpet access and official media credentials, courtesy of the Times’ media partner KIIS FM. Students apply for the opportunity and Ryan Seacrest features winners on his morning radio show. 

Discover Asia Correspondent Contest

Two students each receive an expenses-paid five-day, six-night trip to Asia courtesy of Korean Air to explore a topic of personal interest. A team of newsroom judges and Asia correspondents at the L.A. Times select from over 100 high schools across Southern California. Check out last year’s winners here.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Every April, students volunteer to help run a High School Insider area of the Young Adult section, introducing festival goers to the program and helping with Times’ editorial coverage.