Here is a great opportunity for high school students to become a journalist while still in high school. You can learn valuable skills in the WIPPS Student Journalism Program.


Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is sponsoring the Student Journalism Program in partnership with Midwest Communications’ WSAU radio. This is for students in grades 10 – 12.



  • learn marketable skills, including writing, editing and interviewing.
  • Interact with radio broadcast professionals
  • Have your stories read, watched and heard by public audience.
  • Get paid for every story posted online or broadcast on air.


Chris Conley, operations manager for Midwest Communications-Wausau/Central Wisconsin, says, “These student reporters will be able to interact with radio broadcast professionals at WSAU 550 AM, have their stories read, watched and heard by the public and get paid for their work.”


This program will invigorate young people’s involvement in the community. It will also invigorate local news. More local news is needed and here is one way to meet that need.

Several students have already signed on for the program.


Go to their website to read more about the program: info@wipps.org      or   715-261-6368


Meet some student journalists:


Delilah Rose is a senior at Southern Door High School and has been a student correspondent at the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com since her sophomore year. She says the chance to write stories and interview people about important issues and topics is the most rewarding part of the job.


Matt Olson was a student correspondent at Southern Door High School for the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com. He graduated from UW Madison and now works at the public relations firm of Charleston Orwig helping clients in the food and agriculture sector.


Carly Sarkis also began her journalism career as a student journalist for DoorCountyDailyNews.com. She is now the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Marketing and Events Director. She recommends making the small-time commitment to become a student correspondent, saying it is very fulfilling and allows you to have a new perspective on life at a young age.

Go to info@wipps.org to apply.