High school students with a strong interest in all forms of journalism are encouraged to apply. All costs to attend this program, including airfare, campus housing and meals, are covered by AAJA.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT
- Letter of Recommendation
- Introduction Video (60-90 secs target, 2 mins maximum)
- Short answer questions (100 words or less):
- A) Please discuss something you’ve struggled with and how you’ve grown from the challenge.
- B) Where do you get your news from? Please identify through which platform(s) and what are some recent pieces/stories that caught your attention?
- Student Essays:
- A) Why do you want to attend JCamp? (150 words or less)
- B) If you were able to spend your summer reporting on any single issue (locally, nationally or internationally), what would it be and why? What would be your goal for this piece? Who are some people you would speak with, and how do you envision your final product? (250 words or less)
- C) OPTIONAL - Feel free to include anything else you would like us to consider with your application. (150 words or less)
- Various other short answer questions on interests, involvement and extracurriculars
- Work Samples (optional, three maximum)
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.