Now in its second year, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is offering members the opportunity to experience communications, journalism, marketing and photography through Media Crew. Applications, due April 1, are now available online for NJAA members who have completed ninth grade and have an interest in learning about media reporting.
“With the positive feedback we received from lasts year’s participants, there was no question that this experience is beneficial to our juniors,” says Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association director of events and education. “For NJAA members interested in these fields they have the chance to see firsthand how writing, photography and other communications skills can be used in the agriculture industry.”
Funded by the NJAA and the Angus Foundation, selected Media Crew participants will be responsible for writing articles, taking photographs, and contributing to social media outlets. In addition, Media Crew members may also shadow Association staff as they conduct interviews for the Angus Journal magazine and The Angus Report news television program.
Media Crew combined The Scoop — an established youth-led publication — and The Angus Agenda newsletter distributed daily during the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), into valuable experiences for junior members to practice their communications skills and be involved in deadline-driven productions.