SPREAD THE WORD: Apply for JCamp 2020 All-Expenses-Paid High School Journalism Program

Dear High School Educators and Counselors,

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is now accepting applications for JCamp, an all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds.

Students do not have to identify as Asian American to be eligible to participate. We encourage any students interested in journalism to apply by the March 29, 2020 deadline. I hope you will pass this information along to any students you think may be interested in the program.

JCamp will celebrate its 20th year in 2020 at Georgetown University in Washington DC, July 5 – 10. The six-day camp brings students together for intensive training in writing, photography, broadcast, online media and reporting led by professional journalists. Stories, multimedia packages and photos from past JCamp years can be seen on JCamp’s Facebook page. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered for the selected students.

Past JCamp speakers include Hoda Kotb, co-host of NBC’s “Today Show;” David Rhodes, former president of CBS News; Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press;” and the late Gwen Ifill, host of “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour.”

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Part of AAJA’s mission is to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers.

Please feel free to contact Daniel Garcia, AAJA Program Coordinator at danielg@aaja.org with any questions.