Dates: Summer 2024
Cost: Free (for accepted applicants)
Grades: 9-12 (entering in Fall 2024)
Location: MSU Bozeman


This week-long, residential experience immerses rural high school students in the theory and practice of daily journalism. Students will explore relevant issues facing American journalists today and also develop skills of the craft by covering a variety of actual news events throughout the Bozeman area. Upon leaving camp, students will return to their home communities and develop a journalistic piece that sheds light on a significant aspect of life within their communities.

Students from all Montana communities are eligible to apply.

Not Offered in 2023

Unfortunately, we are not offering the Rural Journalism Camp in 2023. We plan to offer it in the summer of 2024.


The Rural Journalism Camp is made possible by  the MacArthur Foundation and the National Writing Project.

For More Information

E-mail or call (406) 994-6550 or (866) 540-5660 (toll free).