Project chapters—high schools we work with—receive a website for their journalism program, the continuous support of our team, and opportunities to collaborate. All free of charge.

A better experience: The best in its class, our website accommodates all types of content and features a stunning, award-winning design. Easy, one-click functionality. More →

100% supported by our team: The National team provides end-to-end support and services, with training, assistance, copy-editing, graphics, and other services—as needed. More →

Nationwide collaboration: While each school is an autonomous chapter, the Project means more. Chapters can take part in shows, discussions, and conferences we host for our network. More →

Pictured: "EHS Press", by Exeter High School, a public school in Exeter, NH.

501(c)(3) non-profit.

We rely on donations, not fees. Thanks to our benefactors, we can offer our services—from running a chapter website, to maintaining it with staff assistance—free of charge to all our chapter schools.

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Social justice.

Access for all is our core value. PBJ chapters are of all types, among them: public and private; urban, rural, or in between; charter and more. The thousands of students we impact come from all backgrounds.

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The "Project in a nutshell" document takes less than four minutes to read.

Or, get in touch with staff.

Concord High School revitalized their journalism curriculum through PBJ.

Concord High School is a public school in Concord, NH.   A PBJ chapter since March 2014.
Visit this featured chapter online: The Crimson Review, thecrimsonreview.com

As journalism instructor Linda Lawson explains

"We had been publishing online already for a handful of years but our old, simplistic website inspired nobody. I was desperate to update the design and functionality of The Crimson Review but classroom instruction took priority over web work, obviously. I could never find enough time… to relaunch."

"Signing on with PBJ solved so many problems at once. The new site is gorgeous and the typical reaction of a first time viewer is, "Wow!" We're still building a consistent readership, but journalism signups have tripled in the past year. The PBJ platform is designed in such a way that student submissions require less hands-on work by me. I can focus more fully on issues of depth, relevance, timeliness and quality."

Visit this featured chapter: The Crimson Review, thecrimsonreview.com
50+ chapters

Why not more?

In our first years of operation, we have limited the number of new chapters to ensure we are able to fully support schools both through our team and financially. We're also careful to keep our network diverse.

Our chapters come from all across the United States, and vary in socioeconomic status and geography. A substantial portion are Title I schools.

Becoming a chapter

Current status:  You can apply.
We accept new schools in cycles.

Contact a staff member to apply →
To keep quality high, chapter membership is by invitation or application only.

Note: Faculty involvement is required, but we accept applications from students as well.

For prospective schools:

We're working with more schools than ever.
Your school just might be a good fit.

It only takes 15 minutes to apply:

(If you just want to ask a quick question, use the other contact options below.)

If you're interested in applying as a prospective school, or want to submit a detailed inquiry, please get in touch using the form below.

  1. First, we'll collect basic information about you and your school.
  2. Next, we'll try to understand your goals and find a good time to chat.
  3. After you submit the form, a staff member will call or email you.
Note: This form is for prospective schools only—students, faculty, and administrators. If you're not representing a school, don't worry! We still want to talk to you—but please see other contact options.
Access prospective schools form
Submitting this form can either count as an application or just an inquiry—it's up to you.

Let's have a chat.

We usually respond within 24 hours via email and can quickly arrange for a phone call. If you're in a certain area, we may be able to arrange an in-person meeting as well.
 

Current status:
You can apply.
We accept new schools in cycles.

Note: You can always get in touch or just get more information, even if we're not accepting applications.

Reach out. We usually respond in 24 hours.

Via email (recommended)

General point of contact:

We'll forward your email to someone who can assist you further. Media requests handled here too.

hello@betterjournalism.org

Via phone/Skype

(617) 6638-PBJ (663-8725)

Current status: Scheduled calls only.

We love phone calls—but not now! You can leave a message, although emailing to schedule may be easier.

We visit you

Pending availability, a staff member may be able to visit you if you're in the following areas:

  • Boston, MA area
  • Houston, TX area
  • Philadelphia, PA area

Additional email options

Chapter relations:
Information for prospective and current school chapters on PBJ services.
Prospective schools, please use our interactive form above.
chapters@betterjournalism.org

Technical services:
Operational technology concerns—including PBJ platform development.
technical@betterjournalism.org

By mail

We don't normally accept mail, except for items that must be sent via post (checks, legal paperwork, etc):

Project for Better Journalism, Inc.
6 Liberty Square, Suite 240
Boston, MA 02109

Legal: For legal concerns, or to verify government filings, see this page.

You visit us

Pending availability and advance notice, we can arrange for you to visit or meet us:

  • Boston, MA area
    (Harvard Square area)
  • Houston, TX area
    (Rice University area)

Meet the Project team.

PBJ is directed by experienced and passioned leaders with former journalism backgrounds, and supported by a team of volunteers and active students (one of the reasons we can make everything free for our chapters).

What unites us is a passion for student exploration and a desire to make education better. You're in good hands. Learn about joining the team →

  • Brandon Wang Founder; National Director Harvard University
    Northeast US and Houston regions
    Title I schools coordinator
  • Will Haering National Director, Technical Resources University of Chicago
    Greater Boston region
    West Coast coordinator
  • Hunter Johnston Engineer, Technical Resources University of Rochester
  • Joyce Chen National Director, Chapter Relations Rice University
    Greater Houston region
    Top schools coordinator
  • Amanda Zhou National Director, Chapter Relations Dartmouth College
    Greater Boston region
  • Kate Haering Coordinator, Chapter Relations Greater Boston region
  • Charles Smith Junior Coordinator, Chapter Relations Greater Boston and NYC regions
  • Sam Rackey Junior Coordinator, Chapter Relations
  • Mark Oet National Director, Partnerships Swarthmore College
    Philadelphia and Ohio regions
  • Franco Santolamazza Lead Coordinator, Partnerships Greater Boston region
    Spanish-speaking coordinator
  • Visvajit Sriramrajan Coordinator, Partnerships Greater Boston region
  • Nikhil Ajjarapu Junior Coordinator, Partnerships
  • You? Learn about joining the team →