DAYTON — The Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists is accepting applications for its annual journalism boot camp and scholarship.
The daylong interactive boot camp will introduce students to careers in journalism. It’s aimed at high school and college students, and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Cox Media Center (Dayton Daily News), 1611 South Main St., Dayton.
Although the workshop targets blacks, Asians, Hispanics and other minorities traditionally underrepresented in newsrooms, it is open to all races. GDABJ is committed to diversity and accepts all students.
The hands-on program is free of charge.
It’s run by area print, broadcast and digital journalists who use interactive exercises to turn students into journalists for a day.
During each session, students will take notes, ask questions, and at the end of the day, write stories and broadcast the news.
In addition to the boot camp, GDABJ is seeking candidates for the Derek Ali Memorial Fund Scholarship for students pursuing careers in journalism and related fields.
The Derek Ali Memorial Scholarship honors our fallen friend and colleague, and his work to promote journalism as a career for Dayton Public School students.
Derek, a 20-year Dayton Daily News reporter, was adjunct adviser for the Tiger Times, the student newspaper at Stivers School for the Arts.
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Dayton Public School senior who plans to pursue a career in journalism. This year’s winner may also be offered a paid Dayton Daily News internship. The scholarship will be awarded based on instructors’ comments and a review of the student’s submitted work by GDABJ members.
Applicants must reply by May 1, 2013 for consideration.
Applications can be found at www.gdabj.com. For more information, visit the Web site or contact Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists
Contact GDABJ President Amelia Robinson at (937) 225-2384 for more information.