Since becoming the Detroit Free Press' recruiter in 1990, my work and the journalism industry have changed in unexpected ways. The transformation is rapid. One benefit is that I now learn from and help other Gannett recruiters. NewsRecruiter.com is a hub site that helps keep everything organized. It tells you what I am up to, it links to my latest work and it is a test site for new projects. My best ideas have always come from you, so please write.
Wanted: outstanding high school journalists
I am recruiting for three great national programs:
The Northwestern-Medill Journalism Institute will give approximately 85 rising high school seniors five weeks of intense journalism training -- and intense fun. I plan to be there for the whole five weeks, as I wasn for the 2009-2012 editons. I'll probably be the only senior in the dorm who is not in high school.
The Al Neuarth Free Spirit Journalism Conference will take one student fron each of the 50 states and the Distrct of Columbia to Washington, D.C., for a week in July. I will be working with the Freedom Forum again this year to fill these slots.
The Asian American Journalists Association JCamp, usually piggybacks on one convention or another. This year, it will be in D.C.June 21-26 to coincide with the convention of the American Society of News Editors. About 50 high school students. mostly sophomores and juniors will get in. I was on staff for the 2011 JCamp. A great experience.
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