Open to students in Grades 9 - 12
Dates: Five Mondays: Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, and Dec 7, 2015
Hours: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Instructor: Peter Funt
Fee: $25

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Goals / Purpose: 

  • Introduce students to the exciting world of journalism through workshops, lectures, and discussion.
  • Examine our local and national media and the skills that are necessary to enter these fields.
  • Prepare for high school or college journalism programs and for the Monterey County Mock Trial Journalism competition.    

Who Participates?

  • The Lyceum of Monterey County‘s Journalism program is open to all high school students in grades 9 to 12. 
  • Students who are interested in pursuing a journalism degree or are interested in writing are highly encouraged. 

How Does it Work?

  • Workshops: Focus will be on the basics of journalism — the who, what, when, where and why of writing a story, and how to best present it. 
  • Reporting: Students report and write stories, and the best are published. 
  • Behind-the-scene Tours: Tour KSBW's news operation (Date and time tbd).


This highly acclaimed program was created by columnist and TV host Peter Funt, along with colleagues at The Herald and KSBW television.  

Previous MoCoYoJo participants Morgan Brown (PG High) and Janie Brunson (Carmel High) went on to compete in the Mock Trial Courtroom Journalist competition at the county and state levels, each winning top awards.  

Note: MoCoYoJo is open to ALL High School students; however, only students whose schools are enrolled in Mock Trial are able to participate in the Mock Trial Journalism contest.  Contact the Lyceum ( or 831-372-6098) to make sure your school is participating.