I am seeking twenty dedicated individuals who are passionate about their community and willing to make a one-year commitment to tell the story of civic innovation in their city.

The Citizens Campaign is teaming up with New Jersey’s top journalists to offer a select group of individuals the unique opportunity to harness the power of journalism and online media to tell the story of their city and of the citizen leaders who are getting results on the challenges their city faces. 

The inaugural City Storyteller Boot Camp will be held on October 25-26 in Asbury Park, NJ! At the Boot Camp, participants will receive advanced training in civic journalism including: newsgathering & newswriting; video reporting; social media; podcasting; blogging; data mapping and much more!


Selected Boot Camp participants will receive at no cost - one night at the Berkeley Oceanside Hotel, all meals and training during the Boot Camp and year-long programming with The Citizens Campaign. The total value of the Boot Camp experience is $1,275 per person. 

Selected applicants are required to participate in the entire Boot Camp from Saturday, October 25 at 10 am through Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm and throughout the year at meetups, trainings, and collaborative routine reporting with our media partners. To apply, please visit our website.

As you may know, the Citizen Journalism program is a labor of love for me. I know there are many more people just as passionate as I am who are willing to put in the time and effort to create informed and engaged communities -- please help me find them! Share the application for the City Storytellers Boot Camp with your social networks, forward to a colleague, and of course, apply yourself.