The New York Times Student Journalism Institute Announces Second Term; Seminar for Aspiring Journalists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2003--The New York Times Student Journalism Institute today announced that it has begun accepting applications for students interested in its second annual program, to be held in May 2004.
The Institute is a highly competitive, two-week, hands-on journalism residency offered to aspiring reporters, editors and photographers from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). The program will be held May 16-29, 2004, at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Students will be able to spend their days honing their writing, reporting, editing and photography skills, working under actual newsroom deadline pressure and learning from journalists from The New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Times Company's Regional Newspaper Group. Instrumental to the program is the Black College Communications Association, an organization of faculty members committed to developing strong journalism programs at historically black colleges and universities.
"We are very proud to continue the Institute into its second year," said William Schmidt, associate managing editor of resources and planning, The New York Times. "It is one of the few programs offered by a media company that brings students together with some of the foremost experts in print journalism in an intensive setting that mirrors actual newsroom conditions. Also, the program is a significant way The Times is able to cultivate young journalistic talent from diverse backgrounds, which is of vital importance to The Times and to all news organizations."
The program will accept up to 30 promising undergraduate journalists who are in good academic standing from colleges affiliated with the Black College Communication Association (BCCA), and who have worked for at least one semester on a student publication or as an intern or employee of a news organization.
The deadline for applications is February 28, 2004. Applicants will be notified no later than March 25, whether they have been accepted. Application forms may be obtained at the Institute Web site, www.nytimes-institute.com, which also has more information about the Institute and material produced by last year's students. Forms are also available by calling (
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