AAJA to Partner with Emerson College for JCamp 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) today announced Emerson College’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 all-expenses-paid program hosted by the university located in Boston, Massachusetts from July 29 – August 3, 2014.
“Boston has witnessed the country’s changing history since the birth of our nation,” stated AAJA National President Paul Cheung. “I’m excited for this year’s JCampers to have access to such a rich legacy and learn about the craft of journalism in the heart of the city from Emerson college.”
More than 500 students have graduated from JCamp since the program was launched in 2001 to help develop future 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. Students can apply online at AAJA.org/jcamp2014 until March 16, 2014. Applicants of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
“As a member of AAJA for more than two decades, it will be an honor to welcome many of America’s brightest high school journalists to Boston,” Interim Chair of Journalism Paul Niwa said. “JCamp fits perfectly with Emerson College’s commitment to both diversity and newsroom excellence.”
Neal Justin, JCamp co-director and TV critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune also stated, ”We’re thrilled to be returning to Emerson, our home in 2009. Its facilities, location and staff offer the perfect scenario for the next generation of leaders and journalists.”
Students from diverse 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 best-known personalities, and reporting field trips. Past years’ speaker panels have included Gwen Ifill of NPR and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. of the New York Times.
Are you a student interested in attending JCamp 2014? Click here to learn more and apply today.
Questions? Contact AAJA’s national office email us or call 415-346-2051, ext. 105.
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