Students, apply now for free JCamp and JSHOP workshops

Students selected for the nationally recognized JCamp and JSHOP summer workshops will receive free, hands-on journalism training from experts in the field. These multicultural experiences covering virtually every aspect of journalism are open to all high school students.

JCamp, the Asian American Journalists Association’s signature program for high school journalists, will celebrate its 15th year from Aug. 3-8 at the University of Minnesota. JCamp co-founder Neal Justin, a TV critic at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, emphasized that students do not have to be Asian American to apply, and directors strive for a widespread level of diversity. Apply by March 15.

JSHOP, the National Association of Black Journalists’ High School Journalism Workshop, held annually, will also be at the University of Minnesota and welcomes all students to apply. The Aug. 2-6 JSHOP dates coincide with the NABJ Convention & Career Fair. Apply by March 16.

“Last summer, I had an amazing experience as a participant in the 2014 JSHOP, said Jonathan Simmons. “Even though I had been to NABJ many times before, I really did not know what I was in for. JSHOP helped me learn more about journalism as a career possibility. Because I am a year-round athlete, my opportunities to work on my school newspaper are somewhat limited.”