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The NABJ High School Workshop (JSHOP) is an annual high school journalism workshop held in the host city of the National Association of Black Journalists' Convention and Career Fair. Under a mentor-rich oversight experience, the JSHOP's goal is to provide an enlightening, informative, hands-on, and challenging introduction of the journalism profession to a multicultural mix of high school students. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will leave with a portfolio of professionally-developed media products including articles, photographs, and video clips. Also, the students will have a greater sense of what the journalism profession entails and a strong foundation with which to possibly pursue journalism at their high schools, in college, and as a career.
The 2013 JSHOP will take place from July 28 - August 1, 2013 in Orlando, FL.The program will consist of interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, assignments, training and tests. The students will learn journalism fundamentals for newsgathering, writing, photography, video, radio, blogging and editing. Journalism educators, journalists and college journalism students would provide expertise, mentorship and supervision.
To be eligible for this program, students must:
-Attend a high school in the New Orleans metropolitan area
-Be in good academic standing
-Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism
-Be covered by health insurance
Previous experience in journalism is preferred, but not required to apply. All students, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, are strongly encouraged to apply.
To fill out the application, you will need the following information on hand:
--Your current personal information and that of your parent/ legal guardian, including addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
--Your current GPA
--The full name and address of your high school
--An essay describing your journalism experience, if any (250 words or less)
--Three references: one academic, one professional, and one personal. For each reference, you will need to include their name, title, affiliation to you (no family members, please), phone number, and email address.
-- (Optional) Essay (250 words or less) explaining why you want to attend the workshop, what you hope to gain.