September 20, 2007

TIME OUT: 'The Old Grey Lady' Goes Brown

Another opportunity from NAHJ:
NAHJ seeks students for New York Times Student Journalism Institute
For 10 days in January, students will work with the nation's leading Web and print journalists.

Reporters, editors, photographers and Web producers from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Times Company regional newspapers will join selected student journalists for 10 days of intensive learning and achieving in a newsroom at the University of Arizona.

As students will cover real news, and deal with issues journalists face, they'll consult veteran professionals.

It's a remarkable chance to learn the skills needed for successful internships -- and to get jobs at top news organizations.
The project covers all expenses. Deadline to apply is Oct. 27.

Download the application here. You may also learn more about the program by visiting the Institute Website.

To apply, you need to:
  • complete the application form,
  • write an essay of up to 500 words on why you want to be a journalist,
  • provide six published clips (Web or print),
  • provide -- separately from your application -- a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or editor of a news organization.
Students who have specialized in copy editing may submit stories they've edited, with headlines they wrote, as their clips. Designers and photographers may submit either published clips or unpublished portfolio material or a combination.

Questions may be directed to:

Don R. Hecker
Director
New York Times Student Journalism Institute
hecker@nytimes.com

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