POSTPONED: The BNDIMC Summer Media Camp 2020

The BND Institute of Media and Culture’s Summer Media Camp 2020 will take place June 15 – June 26 at Virginia Union University’s Department of Mass Communications, 1500 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, Va. 23222. APPLY

What is the BND Institute Summer Media Camp at Virginia Union University?

The BND Institute of Media and Culture’s 2020 Summer Media Camp combines journalism and multi- platform media technology for Richmond, Va. -area students in grades 8 through 12 to create and display their work via an online presence.  The camp, now in its third year, is led by Bonnie Newman Davis, M.A. Journalism, who has more than 35 years experience as a newspaper and online journalist and university professor. Working alongside Ms. Newman Davis are several local and national professionals who represent various news media. APPLY

During the two-week camp, students will build their confidence as they learn about media literacy and gain more awareness about their individual and collective communities. This program will tap into and explore students’ creativity, writing, editing and video skills. Students will work with professional media writers, editors, videographers and special guests who will lead them through various aspects of digital storytelling as they examine Richmond’s food deserts.

Besides the technical skills students develop, we include time for field trips to local media outlets and to Washington, D.C. Such outings enlighten our students about news media operations and enable them to meet professionals in an industry in which they one day may work.  APPLY

Virginia Union University’s support of the BND 2020 Summer Media Camp is funded through a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The cost of the camp is $120 per student for two weeks, and students are encouraged to register no later than April 25, 2020. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, we will be able to offer limited scholarships to interested students. So don’t wait! Apply today!

BND Summer Media Camp Application

Details: Bonnie Newman Davis, 804 683-7203, or visit

Summer Media Camp 2018 NBC12 Video Link:

Summer Media Camp Video 2019 

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Testimonials: Pending

The BND Institute of Media and Culture was founded in 2016 by Bonnie Newman Davis, a journalist, journalism educator and media consultant. The Institute, located in Richmond, Va., provides programs, services and training dedicated to educating and engaging diverse audiences about contemporary news media and its impact on African-American life and culture. The BND Institute of Media and Culture is a 501 (c) (3) charitable and nonprofit organization.

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