Applications for JCamp 2024 are now open

Applications for JCamp 2024 are now open! This year’s program will be in Austin, Texas from August 3-9, 2024. It will coincide with AAJA’s convention in Austin, Texas. 

High school sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in journalism are encouraged to apply. AAJA covers all costs including domestic airfare, campus housing and meals for accepted students.

JCamp staff will closely monitor public health guidelines and follow all rules outlined by our host site. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the program. We also encourage each student to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.

Application Details

Applications require the following: 

    • A letter of recommendation
    • An introduction video (target 60-90 secs)
    • Two essay questions and several short answer responses

You may also submit work samples, but they’re not required. 

The deadline is March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For any questions, please refer to our FAQ. If your question isn’t answered, contact for further assistance.


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. To view work from 2023, visit JCamp’s Medium to read articles written by last year’s cohort. Since 2001, more than 850 high school students have graduated from JCamp. Every year, AAJA receives hundreds of applications from all regions of the country. Learn more about JCamp here.


The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional journalism organization dedicated to ensuring fair and accurate coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and help Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists succeed in the newsroom and the industry. AAJA, founded in 1981, has more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry.

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