The Boot Camp will consist of a full day (9am‐5pm) of seminars and laboratory exercises exploring research methods and the publication process. Attendees will receive a reading assignment (50 pages maximum) that must be completed one week before the seminar, and then must participate in online discussions of the group research project before they arrive at the session. The session will explain each step in the research process, followed by exercises that allow application of these steps. In the process, the group will collect and analyze data for a rudimentary study, with results available by the end of the day. The Boot Camp will be held in the new facilities of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.