NBC News Young Leaders in Journalism exposes New York City public high school students interested in news to the inner workings of the profession and to distinguished journalists.
We will aim to identify students with a passion for journalism, nurture their interest through education, motivate them to pursue their dreams, and encourage them to contribute their knowledge to their community. A class of ten selected high school students from New York City will meet daily at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan from July 22, 2019 to August 2, 2019.
The program will focus on six principal areas:
- (i) experiencing day-to-day life within a cross-platform news organization through job shadowing and exposure to NBC News journalists;
- (ii) required writing assignments that will be reviewed and critiqued by a journalism instructor to help develop students’ writing and reporting style;
- (iii) a speaker series and field trips involving respected journalists and executives who will discuss their career paths and address relevant daily themes;
- (iv) a final project involving the filming, reporting and editing of a news segment; (v) professional and academic mentoring; and
- (vi) required reading assignments of various daily and weekly news publications to which students will receive free subscriptions.
In order to impact students with underresourced financial backgrounds who can benefit most from the program, only individuals with total household incomes under $60,000 will be considered, except for circumstances in which students can explain why they qualify as “financially underresourced.”
The program is open to rising juniors and seniors, is free to accepted students, and covers all transportation and food expenses.
Applications are due Monday, April 29, 2019.