The JCamp program will run from July 29 to Aug. 3 and is open to teenagers with an interest in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism or online media. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply. All expenses are paid for attendees.
The application deadline is March 16.
The camp offers hands-on training from professional journalists and an opportunity for students to work collaboratively. The curriculum includes lectures and field trips. AAJA hopes that training multicultural journalists will lead to a more accurate portrait in news reports of persons and communities of color.
Past JCamp speakers have included Gwen Ifill of “PBS NewsHour” and “Washington Week”; New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.; Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of the “NBC Nightly News”; Ed Bradley, a former correspondent for “60 Minutes”; Carl Bernstein, a former reporter for The Washington Post; and Carole Simpson, a former ABC News reporter and anchor. AAJA has endorsed the News Literacy Project since 2008.