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Journalism and Media Camp for high school students to be offered June 2 – 7 

Being able to cut through mounds of misinformation to get to the facts is a learnable skill, and it’s one that is being taught to high schoolers during the week of June 2 – 7, 2019. Led by award-winning journalism faculty, the Journalism and Media 2.0 Camp is now accepting applications and is offering 10 free scholarships to students in underserved communities throughout the state of Alabama. 

High school students will have the opportunity to become cutting-edge journalists by learning how to write, produce, and post stories through multiple forms of social media. They will also learn how to become journalists in sports, fashion, healthcare and politics, and to give a voice to people and communities in need through multimedia storytelling. 

Dr. Jennifer Adams is the director of the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University and is coordinating with faculty to offer this unique camp to high school students interested in learning more about journalism. 

“The Journalism and Media 2.0 Camp was created to give high school students the skills needed to ensure they are ahead of the game before entering college to study journalism and media,” Adams said. 

Students will reside on the main campus of Auburn University for the week of June 2 – 7, where they will learn about becoming news correspondents, producers, and multimedia storytellers. Students will visit professional newsrooms, newspapers, and War Eagle Productions, while also taking time to enjoy swimming and pizza parties.  

Dr. Joan R. Harrell is the director of the camp and an award-winning broadcast journalist and producer. She has worked for Bill Moyers in New York City, CBS News and CSPAN in Washington, D.C. and was a fellow at the ABC News Bureau in London, England. She has also produced a syndicated weekly podcast series and two documentaries. She will bring her vast expertise to the camp and is pleased about sharing her experience with those who also want to become award-winning journalists. 

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime for high-school students who want to excel in the fields of journalism and media. Students will learn how to use state-of-the-art digital equipment and cameras, and will visit local news stations, newspapers, and sports production companies. This is an amazing opportunity to give students the upper-hand in a 24-hour technological news environment,” Harrell said.  

Students must apply online by going to www.aub.ie/ceoe  and complete an application and two brief essays about their experience in journalism and their career aspirations. Need-based scholarships are available on a limited basis. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 

For more information, call 334-740-2421 or email ceoe@auburn.edu 

Last Updated: May 03, 2019