By Athima Chansanchai
AAJA’ers: Encourage, nurture and inspire the next generation of journalists by recommending they apply to the FREE, multicultural program that is J Camp!
AAJA’s signature training program for aspiring young journalists is geared toward high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors (who are at least 16 years old by July 30, 2010)Â who are interested or thinking about journalism as a career.
It is held the week before the annual convention. This year, the program will run from July 31 – August 4 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
ThisÂ program houses the students on the university campus while they receive hands-on training in writing, photography, broadcasting, online media, and reporting from professional journalists. The program comes at no cost to J-Campers thanks to the generous support of funders such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund; AAJA chapters (sponsoring and/or subsidizing a student from their region when one is chosen for the program); and also from individual members, such as Jennifer 8 Lee and AAJA Governing Board member, Frank Witsil.
JÂ CampÂ scholarship includes return airfare, transportation, university housing, and access to some of the brightest and best media minds in the country.
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Take a look at what pastÂ JÂ CampÂ students had to say about this life-changing experience:
You can also visit us at AAJAÂ JÂ CampÂ Facebook. Â For more information, go to AAJA or contact Nao Vang, AAJA National Student Programs Coordinator at (415) 346-2051 x102 orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Â We look forward to hearing from you!