Sunday, April 29, 2018

SPJ and GCABJ to host "Breaking the News" Journalism Boot Camp in June

The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Association of Black Journalists to provide a hands-on experience for high school students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.

The “Breaking the News” Journalism Boot Camp will explore what it takes to "break news" from different aspects of journalism including print, broadcast and digital. 

The 2018 camp will be held on Friday, June 15 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and Saturday, June 16 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the University of Cincinnati’s main campus in the Langsam Library.

The camp is open to incoming freshman through seniors in the 2018-2019 academic school year.

This is a free, hands-on boot camp experience designed for students who attend high school in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Quick-thinking students who are ready to work hard to enhance their journalism skills will have an opportunity to thrive by participating in the camp. The experience will also give the students a better idea of what a future career in journalism would entail.

Students will experience interactive exercises with area journalism professionals, which will provide an opportunity for training and mentorship. During the boot camp, students will take notes, ask questions, and work in a real newsroom atmosphere under the direction of professional journalists from local newspapers, multimedia outlets and television stations.

GCABJ and SPJ are committed to promoting, educating and enhancing diversity in news coverage, newsrooms and promoting excellence in journalism.

A free breakfast and lunch will be provided to the students. The students will also be provided with a camp t-shirt. Transportation will not be provided. The boot camp is for high school students only. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2018