Be a NJAA Communicator, Journalist or Marketer

March 5, 2015




For more information contact:
Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, at 816-383-5100 or; or

Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association director of events and education, at 816-383-5100 or


APPLICATION: Download Online.

Be a NJAA Communicator, Journalist or Marketer

Apply by April 1 to participate in National Junior Angus Association’s Media Crew.


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.

Additional details about Media Crew can be found on the application, which is available online at or Applications should be postmarked by April 1 and mailed to Carrie Horsley, Angus Foundation director of marketing and public relations, 3201 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506.


About Angus Foundation

Established in 1980 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization to support Angus education, youth and research. To learn more about the Angus Foundation and the programs it supports, call the Angus Foundation at 816-383-5100 or go to


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit





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