The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid annual multicultural journalism training program for talented high school students of diverse backgrounds.
The program will celebrate its 16th year in 2016 at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs in Washington, DC, August 1-6. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists.
JCamp is free and open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school. Students of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Here's some more information about the program:
AAJA's JCamp is a national multicultural journalism program for high school students. The six-day training camp brings together culturally diverse students from across the nation to learn from veteran journalists and leading media executives. JCamp participants will receive hands-on training and produce multiplatform news packages for the program's news site, JCamp Live.
JCamp's goal is to develop the next generation of journalists. This six-day training camp brings together a multicultural group of high school students from across the nation to sharpen their journalism skills and work together in a unique learning environment. The curriculum consists of interactive workshops, hands-on training and field trips.
Selected students demonstrate a keen interest in broadcasting, newspaper, magazine, photojournalism or online media. This program is not limited to Asian American students, but to all high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. There is no fee to apply and all costs are covered — including airfare, lodging and meals. Students stay in university housing during the camp week.
JCamp strives to confront the lack of diversity in journalism, in regards to race, socioeconomics, geography, religion, sexual orientation and identity. The camp strives to ensure excellence in the profession for decades to come. Through this culture of excellence and diversification, JCamp cultivates the voices and views of our future media leaders on government, human interest, entertainment, recreation, science, medicine, and national and international news.
This sounds like a really great opportunity. The deadline to apply is March 13, so get it together. For further information about JCamp, including eligibility and required materials, visit the AAJA website. Good luck.