AAJA Announces 2012 JCamp Site and Student Attendees

SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) today announced Loyola University’s sponsorship of JCamp, a multicultural high school journalism workshop. Forty-two high school students from across the country will be selected to participate in the five-day program hosted by the university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 19-24, 2012.

“Here at Loyola we are passionate about journalism and journalism education,” said Dr. Sonya Duhe, Director and Professor of the School of Mass Communications at Loyola University. “So we are just thrilled to host these most talented young journalists from across the country.”

Since the program started in 2001, a total of 459 of the nation’s brightest young people have graduated from JCamp, which endeavors to develop the next generation of journalists. High school students from across the country are selected in a competitive application process where academic achievement and journalistic talent are among the strongest considerations. The students selected for the 2012 JCamp are: http://bit.ly/2012jcampstudents

Neal Justin, JCamp co-director and TV critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune also stated: “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing JCamp to New Orleans and, more specifically, Loyola University. The facilities, location and staff are top notch, providing a great home base for one of the strongest classes in our 12-year history.”

Students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds attend the program to sharpen their journalism skills and work together in a unique learning environment. The curriculum consists of hands-on training with leading professional journalists, lectures from some of the industry’s biggest stars, and reporting field trips.

“We are really excited for this year’s class of JCampers to get a taste of academic life at Loyola while they are learning more about the profession of journalism,” said AAJA National President Doris Truong. “New Orleans has so many stories, and the students will be privileged to have easy access to the city from Loyola’s campus.”