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, or contact Sally Turner at The camp is sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation and the Sun-Times Media Group.

Location: Charleston, Illinois

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free multimedia bootcamp for young journalists

Poynter Institute, a school and resource for journalism and owner of the St. Petersburg Times, is offering a free, intensive multimedia bootcamp for 40 young journalists.

The "Poynter Fellows" program runs from May 17-29 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (So, you can do a summer internship and also attend this program.) It's open to college juniors, seniors, grad students and recent graduates interested in writing, photojournalism, design, information graphics, broadcast and multimedia.

Tuition is free! Participants are responsible for travel and housing (but affordable accommodations have been arranged at the University of South Florida).

Apply online. The deadline is January 30.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pennsylvania reporters boot camp

From the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association:

When: Aug. 18-22, 2008

Details: Basic training for entry-level editorial staffers and staffers-to-be.

Speakers: Will include seasoned journalists and industry experts.

Cost : TBD (Includes tuition, daily continental breakfast, daily lunch. Cost does not include lodging and some meals.)

Registration: E-mail or call Bev Hendry, (717) 703-3003. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline is August 4.

Start Date:
End Date:
Monday, August 18 2008
Friday, August 22 2008

Address: PNA Headquarters
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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