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The High School Media Innovation Camp at the Cronkite School offers future journalists, game developers and other students interested in media and technology the chance to experiment with cutting-edge tools, including 360-degree and virtual-reality technology, news games and apps.
In partnership with The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com and the USA Today Network, the highly interactive residential summer camp pairs high school students with entrepreneurs, technologists, journalists and professors to create compelling content for digital audiences.
Campers will develop projects and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at the end of the two-week camp. The winners will get an opportunity to continue to work with professionals at ASU, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com or the USA Today Network.
The camp is free to selected participants. Students provide only their transportation to and from the camp.
Housing, food and programming are provided by The Arizona Republic's Media in Education program, which is funded by subscribers who donate the value of their subscription during vacations or other temporary stoppages. Students will be based at the state-of-the-art Cronkite School on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus and will have access to the latest digital equipment. Students are housed in a residence hall just steps from the Cronkite building and are supervised by Cronkite faculty and senior students.
The camp is open to high school students throughout the state of Arizona who have completed at least their freshman year by the time the program starts. Students must complete an application form and provide a transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or adviser. All materials may be submitted online.
Camp Dates: June 18-30, 2017
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017 (notification by late April)
Costs: Programming, food and housing paid for by The Arizona Republic's Media in Education program
Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Residence: ASU Taylor Place, 120 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix
For more information, contact Anita Luera, director of the Cronkite High School Journalism Institute, at 602.496.5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.