Seminar Offered at the University of Arizona in Collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2009 – The New York Times Student Journalism Institute today announced the participants admitted into its annual program with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) , to be held Jan. 2 to 13, 2010 at the University of Arizona in Tucson .
The institute is an 11-day, hands-on journalism residency program offered to aspiring reporters, editors, photographers and designers who are current student members of the NAHJ. The students will have the opportunity to sharpen their writing, reporting, editing, photography and multimedia skills while covering current events in the Tucson area and working under newsroom deadlines. They will learn from professional journalists from The New York Times , The Boston Globe and the Times Company's Regional Media Group .
“This institute is a unique opportunity for the next generation of journalists to showcase their work and receive hands-on training from some of the most well regarded journalists in the profession,” said William E. Schmidt, deputy managing editor, The New York Times.
“We are delighted to once again collaborate with the NAHJ on this initiative,” said Desiree Dancy, chief diversity officer and vice president, corporate human resources, The New York Times Company. “This program truly d em onstrates the Times Company's commitment to diversity and inclusion in newsrooms across the country.”
“It's wonderful that these students get a chance to start their careers right with the excellent training and mentoring they receive in this institute,” said Iván Román, executive director, National Association of Hispanic Journalists. “We thank The New York Times for this initiative, which has proven itself to be so valuable for so many young Latinos who aspire to become journalists and tell our stories.”
The 23 students selected for this year's program represent 15 colleges and universities from around the country. The program accepts applications from promising students in any class year who are in good academic standing and have worked for at least one semester on a student publication.
This year's students are: Regina Garcia Cano, Kent State University ; Dalina M. Castellanos, University of Arizona ; Stephen Ceasar, University of Arizona ; Veronica M. Cruz, University of Arizona; Jessica Flores, University of Southern California; Sierra Rodriguez Jiminez, Syracuse University; Jamie Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Marissa Lang, University of Maryland College Park; Matt Lewis, University of Arizona;
Elvia Malagon, Indiana University-Bloomington; Amanda Martinez, University of California at Berkeley; Sara J. Martinez, Marquette University; Armando Montano, Grinnell College; Luciana Morales, University of Texas Brownsville; Cecilia Ragland Perry, University of Arizona; Amanda F. Portillo, University of Arizona; Diego J. Robles, Ohio University; Salvador Rodriguez, Arizona State University; Samantha Sais, University of Arizona; Margaret Teich, Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York; Lauri Valerio, Pomona College; Cindy Von Quednow, California State University Northridge; Daniel Woolfolk, School of Journalism at Columbia University.
The New York Times Journalism Institute offers two programs each year. In cooperation with the Black College Communications Association, an Institute is held each May at Dillard University in New Orleans . That program was created in 2003 for journalism students at historically black colleges and universities, and now also accepts student members of the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2007 a companion program was introduced in collaboration with the NAHJ and designed for its student members. That program is held each January, alternating between the University of Arizona in Tucson and Florida International University in Miami . The Student Journalism Institute now has 257 graduates. Among the major news organizations around the nation, at which these graduates have been interns or are now employees are The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, The Oregonian, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Miami Herald and The New York Times.
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