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  • The Carolina Sports Journalism focuses on classroom study and newsroom practice. The camp, for rising high school juniors and seniors, will feature visiting sports reporters and sports personalities. Students will take a behind-the-scenes tour of UNC’s sports media facilities. They will cover a press conference and experience what it’s like to work on a sports media deadline. Instructional sessions will include sports photography, sports broadcasting and sports writing. The camp is led by instructor Tim Crothers, former senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of three books: The Man Watching, co-author with Roy Williams on William’s autobiography, Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court, and The Queen Of Katwe, which has been made into a Disney feature film.
  • The 2023 CSJC Camp registration fee of $600 for in-state students, $1200 for out-of-state students, covers all instructional sessions, lodging, meals, plus the camp T-shirt and water bottle. Students will be housed on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus. To apply, complete the following and include two references’ emails as designated and upload a short essay. Note recommended additional items that may also be uploaded. The 2023 priority application deadline is April 1. Applications will be accepted until May 1, should space remain available. A nonrefundable registration fee of $600 for in-state students, $1200 for out-of-state, will be due in full by May 15 for those accepted to the camp. Do not include payment with this application.
  • Parent/ Guardian's Information

  • Emergency Contact

  • Academic Information

  • References (who verify academic information is correct, certify that the essay below is solely the work of the student, and endorse the student for participation in the camp)
  • Essay

    Attach a short essay (not to exceed 250 words) about why you want to attend the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp to this application before submitting.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Additional Materials (Optional, but recommended)

    1.Submit a letter of reference from either a journalism teacher or an athletics coach. 2. Attach an additional sample of your work. Suggestion: You might submit a script you wrote for your school newscast or an article you wrote for your school newspaper, yearbook, online news site or community newspaper. 3. Include a list of your Twitter and/or Instagram handles and a link to a blog site (if you have one).
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.