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Application Information:

High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a strong interest in journalism, broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism or online media are encouraged to apply. Students selected for the program have all costs covered, including airfare, campus housing and meals. 

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Application Materials:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Student Essays (250 words or less): A) If you were to start an interview-based podcast or YouTube series, what would your theme be and why? Who are 3-5 people you would want to talk with? B) What makes you uniquely qualified to be selected for JCamp?
  • Optional Essay: What are challenges you have faced the past couple years (not limited to scholastic challenges, but could be personal, professional, athletic or anything else), and how have or are you working to overcome those obstacles?
  • Work Samples (not required)
  • Introduction Video (not required)

About JCamp: 

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 for the program’s news site, JCamp Live. Since 2001, over 700 high school students have graduated from JCamp. Every year, AAJA receives hundreds of applications from all regions of the country. To learn more about JCamp, visit our website.

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