At AJI, we’re not just starting a school. We’re building a non-profit digital news publication to give students the real-world experience, deep editing and sustained mentoring they can’t get anywhere else. 

None of this comes cheap. 

And because we want students from every background to be able to participate, we aren’t asking them to pay for it. Instead, we’re awarding the students a stipend that will allow them to give their full attention to the program — and to emerge from the program debt free.

If you’re interested in supporting credible, non-partisan journalism and helping educate a new generation of reporters to produce it, please contact Rachel Hirschberg at, and we’ll collaborate on a sponsorship proposal that meets your corporate social responsibility, brand objectives and budget.

The Allbritton Journalism Institute is a Virginia nonstock corporation and has an application pending for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).