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High School Students: Apply to AAJA’s J Camp!

AAJA’ers: Encourage, nurture and inspire the next generation of journalists by recommending they apply to the FREE, multicultural program that is J Camp!

AAJA’s signature training program for aspiring young journalists is geared toward high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors (who are at least 16 years old by July 30, 2010) who are interested or thinking about journalism as a career.

It is held the week before the annual convention. This year, the program will run from July 31 – August 4 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

This program houses the students on the university campus while they receive hands-on training in writing, photography, broadcasting, online media, and reporting from professional journalists. The program comes at no cost to J-Campers thanks to the generous support of funders such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund; AAJA chapters (sponsoring and/or subsidizing a student from their region when one is chosen for the program); and also from individual members, such as Jennifer 8 Lee and AAJA Governing Board member, Frank Witsil.

J Camp scholarship includes return airfare, transportation, university housing, and access to some of the brightest and best media minds in the country.

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION!

Take a look at what past J Camp students had to say about this life-changing experience:

“What’s All the Hype About?”

“It Will Change Your Life”

“Who Will You Meet?  Connections of a Lifetime”

You can also visit us at AAJA J Camp Facebook.  For more information, go to AAJA or contact Nao Vang, AAJA National Student Programs Coordinator at (415) 346-2051 x102 or programs@aaja.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Applications due Jan. 11 for Executive Leadership Program

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The deadline for applying to the AAJA Executive Leadership Program is coming up!

The AAJA Executive Leadership Program (ELP) looks at how Asian American and Pacific Islander values relate to high-level decision-making processes and leadership development. The two-session program explores the responsibilities and challenges in the newsroom. Each participant will develop individual career paths to leadership positions. There are 381 graduates of the Executive Leadership Program since the program began in 1995.

This year’s ELP introductory session will take place March 10-14, 2010 in New York City. The Newspaper Association of America Foundation offers a minority fellowship to send a newspaper journalist to attend ELP.

The cost for tuition and most meals is $1,200. See details here. Both the chapter and National can provide stipend support to those selected for the program. (This is why we raise money and you need to buy a ticket to our Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction.)

We have several ELP grads right here in the Seattle chapter who can tell you about their experiences in the program: Marian Liu, Sanjay Bhatt, Athima Chansanchai and Sharon Chan, to name a few.

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AAJA convention scholarship deadline EXTENDED to June 12

We’ve extended the deadline to NOON June 12 for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship. AAJA Seattle can help one student pay for registration to the 2009 AAJA National Convention in Boston. Take a break from your summer internship to talk to hiring editors and recruiters at newspapers across the country. It’s a chance to make connections for future internships and jobs. The AAJA convention is also a chance to meet other journalists throughout the country and get inspired in your work and career.

Please apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship by noon June 12, which is a Friday. To apply, please submit a 500-word statement on what you hope to learn at the conference. Send the statement to AAJA Seattle at aajaseattle@gmail.com with the phrase “Founder’s Scholarship” in the subject line.

The recipient will be responsible for airfare, lodging and any other incidentals. He or she may be able to split a room with another journalist attending the conference. The chapter has members going to the convention who may still be looking for a roommate. This year’s convention is Aug. 12-15.

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Apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship! (Deadline June 3)

Are you a student who wants to go to the 2009 AAJA National Convention in Boston? We have one convention registration available for students. If you are a student member, please apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship by June 3.

To apply, please submit a 500-word statement on what you hope to learn at the conference. Send the statement to AAJA Seattle at aajaseattle@gmail.com with the phrase “Founder’s Scholarship” in the subject line. Please also include a two to three sentence biography that states your age, what school you attend and your major, when you plan to graduate and your newspaper, radio, online or TV experience.

The recipient will be responsible for airfare, lodging and any other incidentals. He or she may be able to split a room with another journalist attending the conference. The chapter has members going to the convention who may still be looking for a roommate. This year’s convention is Aug. 12-15.

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2009 Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship reception

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Northwest Journalists of Color

This year’s NJC scholarship reception will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, at KING 5 News’ headquarters at 333 Dexter Ave. N. There is parking in lots on Dexter and Harrison and metered street parking. There are several Metro buses that stop nearby as well. Mark your calendars and RSVP to aajaseattle@gmail.com with “NJC2009” in the subject line.

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