Here's what actual students have had to say about
their experiences at the much heralded APTRA ACADEMY
FOR ASPIRING JOURNALISTS.
"APTRA Academy was powerful. I could not find
this kind of on-air practice and coaching anywhere else
for this cost. All the mentors were passionate and knowledgeable.
I'll be coming back. It was well worth the trip from
-- Ray East
"I can't believe the level of participation from
the mentors. APTRA staff, and Public Information Officers.
I came for a demo tape and I'm leaving with much more.
-- Heather Hutchins
"This is a great program. What made it so great
was the mentors and professionals who came together
to help out. In such a small time I've gained so much
information. Thank you for creating a program for aspiring
-- Amanda Jaurigui
"The experience was unbelievable. It's nothing
I would've ever imagined. We received great advice from
very helpful professionals. It was just like the real
-- Rachel Salazar
"As a former student and two time mentor, this
year's academy was by far the best example of a breaking
news story for aspiring broadcasters.
-- Natalie Tejeda
"What made APTRA boot camp great was the mentors;
they weren't retirees or wanna-bes, they were among
the most successful professional writers, producers
and reporters in LA. I learned so much!"
-- Susan Walter