NEW YORK, Jun 15, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The New York Times announced today the expansion of its
highly successful New York Times Student Journalism Institute to
include a program for student members of the National Association of
Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). It will be held in January 2007.
The Institute will be a highly competitive, 10-day, hands-on
journalism residency program offered to aspiring student reporters,
editors, photographers and designers who are members of the NAHJ. The
inaugural program will be held Jan. 3-13, 2007, at Florida
International University in Miami. In the second year the program will
be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and thereafter it will
alternate between the two campuses.
This Institute is an outgrowth of a program The Times has offered
since 2003 for students at historically black colleges and
universities. That program, held annually in May at Dillard University
in New Orleans, has graduated 120 students, who now work in newsrooms
across the country at major papers like The Los Angeles Times, The
Washington Post and The Detroit Free Press as well as a number of
small and medium-size publications. Graduates also work for newspapers
owned by The Times Company, including The New York Times.
"Being able to work with the NAHJ on this initiative is an
excellent opportunity for us to foster great young talent and bring
diversity to the field of journalism," said Jill Abramson, managing
editor, The New York Times. "We've had tremendous success in our
collaboration with historically black colleges and universities since
the first Institute in 2003 and look forward to combining our
strengths for this latest Institute."
Students in the program will have the opportunity to cover a wide
range of stories in the Miami area under the guidance of journalists
from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other regional
newspapers of The New York Times Company. Students will also maintain
a news Web site and produce a special edition of the newspaper
containing the finest work of the program.
The program will accept 20 student members of the NAHJ who have
worked for their student newspaper or other news organization.
The deadline for submissions is Oct. 27, 2006. Application forms
may be obtained at the Institute's Web site,
www.nytimes-institute.com. Forms are also available by calling (212)
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