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NABJ Provides 13 Scholarships and 5 Internships to Student Members

Thursday, July 8, 2010   (0 Comments)
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College Park, MD –July 9, 2010 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the 2010 class of aspiring journalists participating in this year’s internship and scholarship programs. Both are part of an initiative to provide professional and educational opportunities to students dedicated to pursuing careers in journalism.

"The two programs are among the best opportunities available for aspiring journalists of color,” said NABJ President Kathy Y. Times. "In keeping with our mission to encourage and develop exemplary student journalists, NABJ continues to offer educational experiences that prepare young people for success in an increasingly competitive field."

Participating students will intern at renowned news organizations across the country, ranging from news wire services to broadcast outlets. The internships place students in immersive positions that strengthen their skills. Students have the opportunity to network with and be mentored by highly regarded professionals.

"NABJ's internship program has a long history of showing students how what they learn in school plays out in the real world,” said Christopher Nelson, NABJ’s Student Education Enrichment and Development co-chair. "Without getting a true sense of the importance of solid news judgment, how newsrooms operate, and how to produce multi-media content, students can't ably make the transition from student to professional."

NABJ also provides nearly $100,000 in scholarships to students through partnerships with foundations and media companies. Scholarship partners this year include CNN, Allison E. Fisher Memorial Fund, NABJ Sports Task Force, GE African-American Forum Lloyd Trotter Scholarship Fund;, and new partner this year, Chevrolet.

"NABJ's scholarship program provides students with financial support that helps ensure success at the academic level,” said Nelson. "Our scholarships are an investment in an aspiring journalist and a demonstration of our belief in their potential to succeed and one day pay it forward."

Below are the recipients of our internships and scholarships:

Internships

Catholic News Service
Adeshina Emmanuel, Loyola University Chicago

CBS News
Aaron Edwards, Ithaca College

NBC News
Tranae McDuffie, Temple University
Veronica Wells, University of Missouri

NPR
Priska Neely, New York University, College of Arts and Science

Scholarships

Allison E. Fisher Scholarship
Liane Membis, Yale University

Carole Simpson Scholarship
Jeannette Reyes, Kent State University

Larry Whiteside Scholarship
Harry Gore, III, California State University at Northridge

NABJ Scholarship
Erin Evans, New York University
Michael Finch, Miami Dade College
Kayla Green, Quinnipiac University
Lamar Holliday, Eastern Illinois University
Lakia Holmes, Brigham Young University
Dexter Mullins, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Gia Peppers, Rutgers University

Alexis Pope, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Grace Powell, Patrick Henry College
Justin Smith, University of Maryland

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation, with more than 4,100 members, and provides educational, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.

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