Virtual Interview Camp : Online Now

VIRTUAL INTERVIEW CAMP: Conduct & publish online weekly virtual interviews with well-known celebrities in the world of sports, art, and pop culture: In the COVID-altered landscape, parents across the country are desperate for camp replacements to entertain their kids. JRNOLA staff understands their pain and has put together something we hope can help. So: rising 5-12th grade aspiring journalists are encouraged to join our VIRTUAL INTERVIEW CAMP!

Each week, professional members of the media will help teach students the art of conducting compelling interviews, concluding with an exclusive JRNOLA virtual press conference with different well-known public figures (pro athletes, actors, chefs, musicians), published online at Students learn the basics of ethics and empathy while reporting.

We are offering two sessions per week, one for middle school students (5-8th grade), and one for high school students (8-12th grade). Eighth grade students have the option to enroll in either the middle or high school sessions, but not both. The camp runs for 90 minutes each day, Monday through Friday, one week at a time. We will have a theme every week, from athletes to actors, so check out the links below to register online.

Each week’s VIRTUAL SUMMER INTERVIEW CAMP session costs $140 per student*, and there are only eight slots per session, so don’t delay in signing up.

*Need-based scholarships are available. Please email your request to

Schedule (detailed daily schedule here):

Middle School: 1:00-2:30pm (CT) Monday – Friday

High School: 2:45-4:15pm (CT) Monday – Friday

Week 1: Basketball

Week 2: Food

Week 3: Entertainment

Week 4: Pop culture

Week 5: Music

Week 6: Esports

Week 7: Broadcast Journalism

Registration fees benefit JRNOLA’s school year programming and mission to empower underserved youth ages 14-18 for careers in print, photography, and broadcast media. We provide real-world experience covering local news and live events while creating original content under the guidance of media professionals. Our program provides pathways to literacy, professional development, and civic engagement.