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									            JULY 24 - 28, 2011
      2011 REGISTRATION GUIDE FOR
   VIRGINIA’S TOP JOURNALISM CAMP
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2011
                                                                                        about jcamp
                                                    Get training geared directly to your experience level and area of interest by joining
                                                    one of the following instruction tracks:

                                                    Editorial Leadership
                                                        Aimed at those students who will be taking on management roles, this track
                                                        will provide you the tools for creating staff policies and procedures, as well as
                                                        help you develop stronger news judgment and leadership abilities to guide
                                                        your staff.
                                                    News and Feature Writing
                                                        Understand the techniques for developing story ideas, interviewing sources
                                                        and writing compelling narratives.
                                                    Newspaper 101
                                                        Are you new to your newspaper’s staff? This is the track for you. You’ll get a
                                                        crash course on everything it takes to be a valuable staff member, including
                                                        terminology, interviewing, journalistic writing, law/ethics, caption writing,
                                                        headline writing, and more.
                                                    Photojournalism
                                                        Telling a story with your camera is harder than it looks, but we’ll point you
                                                        in the right direction and also show you the ins and outs of composition,
                                                        lighting and Photoshop. This track requires that you bring a digital camera
                                                        to camp.
                                                    Sports Writing
It’s a four-day workshop like nothing else in the       This track will help you learn how to bring sporting events and personalities
                                                        to life with style and skill.
state. Join other student journalists               Newspaper Design
                                                        In this technology-driven track, you will learn to use InDesign and Photoshop
July 24 – July 28 on Virginia Tech’s campus to:         for designing basic packages and pages.
     • Plan for the upcoming school year.           Online Journalism
                                                        Learn the tools necessary to create a foundation for presenting your
     • Brush up on your writing, design, editing        publication on the Web. This track requires you bring a laptop to camp.
                                                    Yearbook Production
     and production skills.                             Planning is key to any yearbook’s success, and this track provides the
                                                        guidance for putting your best foot forward for the upcoming school year.
     • Learn techniques from leading media          Advanced Design
     advisers and journalists.                          This track, geared for designers with at least one year of design experience,
                                                        will focus on advanced design/redesign and packaging. This is an application
     • Get motivated to produce a award-winning         track and requires supplemental materials to be submitted with your
                                                        registration. This track requires you bring a laptop to camp. To apply, mark “1”
     student media.                                     next to the Advanced Design track on the registration form, and mail with your
                                                        registration a resume and two published newspaper designs.
                                                    Advanced News and Feature Writing
                                                        Get ready for a rigorous week putting your writing and reporting skills to
                                                        the test. This is an application track and requires supplemental materials to
                                                        be submitted with your registration. To apply, mark “1” next to the Advanced
                                                        News and Feature Writing track on the registration form, and mail with your
                                                        registration a resume and two published newspaper articles.
                                                    Advanced Photojournalism
                                                        Beyond the basics of composition, this track provides instruction on the
                                                        elements of content, style and creative process of news photography. This
                                                        track requires you bring a laptop and digital camera to camp. To apply, mark
                                                        “1” next to the Advanced Photojournalism track on the registration form, and
                                                        mail with your registration a resume and three published photographs.


                                                        In addition to your primary track, each participant also takes part in a
                                                        secondary instruction track tailored to your interests and needs. Secondary
                                                        tracks include advertising/fundraising, editing, newspaper production,
                                                        photography, technology and advising.
                                                                                                                                           jcamp life
                                                                                                                    JCAMP Policies

                                                                                                                    • Visit www.collegemedia.com/jcamp for the latest
                                                                                                                    news and information.

                                                                                                                    • Substitutions of the same sex will be accepted up to
                                                                                                                    one month before camp by calling Kelly Wolff at 540-
                                                                                                                    231-4054. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

                                                                                                                    • Alcohol, smoking, any illegal drug use or drug
                                                                                                                    possession are strictly forbidden.

                                                                                                                    • Workshop participants must follow all local, state
                                                                                                                    and federal laws. All participants must also follow all
                                                                                                                    Virginia Tech policies.

                                                                                                                    • E-mail is used extensively to communicate with
                                                                                                                    students and parents prior to camp. Please be sure to
                                                                                                                    provide valid and regularly checked e-mail addresses on
                                                                                                                    the registration form.

                                                                                                                    • Students must abide by all camp curfews. Students
Cost
                                                                                                                    may not enter residence halls other than the one
    The early registration fee for JCAMP at Virginia Tech is $450, which includes your meals, housing, t-shirt,
                                                                                                                    assigned for housing.
    recreation and workshop materials. The normal registration fee (those postmarked April 16 - June 1)
    is $525. If it’s past the June 1 deadline, we may still have spots available at the late registration cost of
                                                                                                                    • Lost or stolen keys will be charged to registrants at a
    $575, but please call 540-231-4054 or e-mail emcvt@vt.edu to check availability.
                                                                                                                    rate of $75 to cover the cost of rekeying the lock and
Housing
                                                                                                                    replacing the key.
    All students enrolled in JCAMP will be housed in Virginia Tech residence halls (double-occupancy
    rooms). You can request a roommate of the same sex on the registration form. If you register without a
                                                                                                                    • Students are not allowed to operate vehicles during
    roommate request, one will be assigned to you by JCAMP staff. (When we assign roommates, we try to
                                                                                                                    workshops. Contact Kelly Wolff at emcvt@vt.edu or 540-
    keep same-sex students from the same school, enrolled in the same track, and/or from the same grade
                                                                                                                    231-4054 if you plan to have a car on campus during
    together.) All rooms feature two twin-size beds. Each guest will be provided two sheets, two towels, a
                                                                                                                    the camp.
    washcloth, a pillow and a pillowcase. Phones are removed from Virginia Tech residence halls during the
    summer, although there are pay phones located throughout campus.
                                                                                                                    • Each track will have a series of tasks and assignments
Meals
                                                                                                                    that students will be expected to complete.
    All your meals are paid for with your registration fee and will be served in Virginia Tech on-campus dining
    facilities. But if you’re picturing cafeteria corn dogs — think again. Virginia Tech’s dining halls are among
                                                                                                                    • Students must attend all classes unless ill. Illnesses
    the best in the nation, recently ranked the No. 1 dining program in the country by The Princeton Review.
                                                                                                                    must immediately be reported to the camp director.
jPaper
    Chronicling your week at JCAMP will be the staff of jPaper (yeah, yeah, the name is a work in progress).
                                                                                                                    • Students should act as ambassadors of their schools
    Staff members will capture the stories and images and put them in a newspaper to be distributed at the
                                                                                                                    and communities, and they should follow all school
    end of the week. Think you have what it takes to put out a newspaper in three days? Mark jPaper as your
                                                                                                                    rules and policies while at JCAMP.
    first choice for “secondary specialized instruction” on the registration form; we’ll select the staff on the
    first night of JCAMP.
                                                                                                                    • Failure to abide by JCAMP policies or directions from
Social Activities
                                                                                                                    JCAMP staff/instructors is grounds for dismissal from
    While you should come to JCAMP ready to work hard, you should also be ready to have lots of fun. We’ve
                                                                                                                    camp without refund of registration fees.
    planned recreational and team-building activities to ensure that you keep a fresh mind and enthusiastic
    attitude throughout the entire week of the workshop.

NEEDED: A T-RIFFIC SHIRT IDEA
Are you interested in graphic arts? Are you witty and clever?
Do you want cash and fame?

Submit your idea for this year’s JCAMP T-shirt and you could
win $25 plus the adoration of your fellow campers. Submit your
lineart drawing or a vector graphic to jcamp@collegemedia.
com. We’ll let you know we received your entry and announce
the winner on the opening night of JCAMP.
                                                                                                                        coming to jcamp
What to bring to camp
   r Plenty of writing materials. Regardless of your track, you will want to take a lot of
   notes. Be sure to bring pencils, pens and a notebook.
   r Copies of your publication. You may wish to trade your publication with other
   students at JCAMP to get ideas for the upcoming year.
   r Glasses. If you wear contacts, you’ll probably want to bring your glasses — just in
   case. If you wear glasses, we suggest you bring a second pair — just in case.
   r Camera. If you’re in a photojournalism track, you’ll need your camera for field
   work. Regardless of your track, however, you may want to bring one just to capture
   some memories.
   r Allergy or other medications. You may also want to bring copies of any
   prescriptions you have.
   r Sunscreen and bug spray. We don’t have a lot of outdoor activities planned, but
   you will be walking around campus between classes and when you’re on assignment.
   If you’re fair-skinned or attractive to bugs, you may want to bring some protection.
   r Clothing/toiletries for five days and four nights. Normal school attire is appropriate.
   You’ll want to remain casual and comfortable.
   r Spending money. All your meals for JCAMP have been included in your registration
   fee, but bring extra cash if you want to buy snacks or souvenirs.
   r Fan. Temperatures in residence halls are not individually controlled, and it will
   sometimes get hot.
   r Cell phone. Virginia Tech removes phones from residence hall rooms during the
   summer break. There are, however, pay phones located around campus.
   r Blanket. Each guest is given a sheet, towel, washcloth, pillow and pillowcase.
   r Umbrella. We’ll cross our fingers for good weather, but storms are always possible
   in southwest Virginia.
   r Laptop. Laptops are required for online, advanced photography and advanced
   design tracks. Because computer space is limited, laptops are strongly suggested for
   all other tracks.
   r Alarm clock.

                                                                Directions to Virginia Tech
                                                                    PLEASE NOTE: The university will not assign a residence hall or parking lot for JCAMP until late spring. Once
                      Driving times to
                                                                    that occurs, registrants will be mailed detailed directions, maps and a university parking pass to their home
                    Virginia Tech from...
                                                                    address.
                                                                    n Take Exit 118 to reach the exit ramps for all three of the exits at this location. There is only one exit ramp
     Washington, D.C.                       4 hours                 serving the exits; missing the ramp means a trip north to Exit 128 or south to Exit 114 to turn around.
                                                                    n Take Exit 118B onto U.S. 460 West. This exit connects directly to the Christiansburg Bypass. Follow the
     Richmond, Va.                          4 hours                 signs for Blacksburg/Virginia Tech. The U.S. 460 bypass between Blacksburg and Christiansburg is a limited-
     Virginia Beach                         5.5 hours               access highway from I-81 to the campus entrance at Southgate Drive.
                                                                    n Watch signs carefully for routes and directions. From the bypass, Business U.S. 460 — South Main Street,
     Pittsburgh                             5.5 hours               exits to the right (take South Main Street as one route to reach downtown Blacksburg). Stay on U.S. 460
                                                                    West, signed for “Virginia Tech, Bluefield” to continue directly to the university.
     Philadelphia                           7 hours
                                                                    n Drive for 2.5 miles on U.S. 460 to the traffic light at VA 314, Southgate Drive. Turn right onto Southgate
     Charlotte                              3 hours                 Drive. There is a campus map a quarter-mile on the right, and the Visitor Information Center is a half-mile
                                                                    from U.S. 460 on the right.
     Raleigh                                4 hours
     New York City                          9 hours             Helpful links
                                                                    Virginia Tech’s campus guide provides general information for traveling and visiting.
     Atlanta                                6 hours                        http://www.vt.edu/where_we_are/campus_guide/index.html
                                                                    Roanoke Regional Airport in Roanoke, Va., is served by major domestic airlines.
     Nashville                              7 hours
                                                                           http://www.roanokeairport.com
     Newark, N.J.                           8 hours                 The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between Roanoke’s airport and Virginia Tech.
                                                                           http://www.smartwaybus.com
     Charleston, W.Va.                      2.5 hours               The town of Blacksburg maintains helpful information for visitors.
                                                                           http://www.blacksburg.gov

								
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