Friday, March 20, 2009

Free journalism camp in Illinois

Aspiring journalism students can apply for an all-expense-paid, two-week camp July 5 to 18 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

"Participants will hear practical advice from seasoned professionals, intern briefly at a newspaper and then put their experience to work writing and producing a newspaper," the announcement states.

Covered expenses include housing, meals, tuition, field trips and, if necessary, transportation to the camp.

Students must have completed their sophomore year in high school, write a 500-word essay and submit writing samples and letters of recommendation.

Deadline to apply is May 4. More information and an application can be found online at www.illinoispress.org, or contact Sally Turner at seturner@eiu.edu. The camp is sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation and the Sun-Times Media Group.


Location: Charleston, Illinois

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