J Camp Bootcamp a smashing success

High school students from around Chicago got a taste of broadcast, print and online journalism during a half-day skills workshop hosted at WLS-ABC 7’s State Street studio.

Click here for a video done by Lokchi Lam capturing the day: http://www.vimeo.com/10031711

J Camp Bootcamp students

The inaugural class of J Camp Bootcamp

The event, hosted by Angie Lau of Bloomberg News and Gene Kang of WHAS-11 in Louisville, KY, featured a studio tour and instruction from professionals including:

  • Nancy Loo, Fox Chicago News
  • Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
  • Ravi Baichwal, ABC-WLS 7
  • Sabrina Wu, Cinefile.com
  • Lorene Yue, Crain’s Chicago Business

ABC anchors Stacey Baca and Kevin Roy along with ABC reporter Evelyn Holmes also imparted their wisdom to the students.

Thank you also to our sponsors McDonald’s Corp. and Jason’s Deli, who made the event extremely delicious.

The event was held to expose students to journalism and to promote AAJA’s J Camp, a free program for high school students. Details on J Camp can be found clicking here.

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