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Register now: free virtual media training for Black youth


Sign Up Now open for the 2022 edition of JSchool Black, which is a media training and mentorship program offered by the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) that will hypothetically be in the second consecutive year of the pandemic.

The free two-day virtual workshop will be held in Halifax, February 5-6 from noon to 3pm KSA. The session offers a unique opportunity for black high school students and high school students to learn from leading media professionals and build their storytelling skills.

Students sit behind the docking desk during J-School Noire Halifax 2020. (Courtesy of CABJ)

Students will learn basic media skills, including practical photography, editing, podcasting, writing, interviewing, and more. They will also benefit from an Introduction to Journalism course taught by the host of CBC Nova Scotia Information Morning Portia Clark.

Benefits include mentorship and eligibility for a scholarship

Once students complete the J-School Noire program, CABJ pairs them with a senior journalist for a full year of mentoring as they begin their journey toward media careers.

Additionally, by completing the J-School Noire Program, students are eligible to apply for a $3,000 CBC-sponsored scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded one month after the virtual J-School Noire events, and only participating students can apply.

Group shot from J-School Noire 2020 with Information Morning NS host Portia Clark (far right). (Courtesy of CABJ)

Learn more about J-School Noire

Now in its third year, J-School Noire has been created to introduce young blacks in grades 7 to 12 into journalism, with the ultimate goal of encouraging them to apply to journalism programs and ultimately pursue careers in the field.

A free two-day workshop is also offered at Ottawa (12-13 February)And Greater Toronto Area (February 19-20) And Western Canada (February 26-27). Register now.

“Back to Canada” highlights stories about black Canadians. (CBC)

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