From state / higher education collaborations to HBCU scholarships, here is a short list of opportunities for your students – and for you – Poynter

I am looking for signs of the universe.

A monarch butterfly passes by. (“I should call my mom.”)

The cup of coffee slips from my hands into the sink. (“I must need more coffee.”)

Do I stumble my way through a presentation? (“I must need more coffee.”)

Apparently, I’m just looking for excuses to drink more coffee. But you get the idea.

So it was easy to think about what you were going to submit for your exam this week, as it was not two, not three, but five different and varied student opportunities that presented themselves to me very recently. I know there are many, many more, but I wanted to highlight the ones that are new to me. I could even create a database or repository of these opportunities, programs, internships, scholarships, and great ideas to live out on the Poynter website.

Maybe you have a spark of an idea for a collaboration or partnership in your school, and this list could inspire you to take it forward.

Or maybe you just have an exceptional student who you want to give the best of luck. Either way, I hope this list helps you figure out what you could do to elevate your place in journalism education. And please – by all means – if you know of a similar opportunity / organization / entity that you think belongs on this list, will you email me a link?

Thanks in advance for helping me develop this list. Hope this helps spark some creativity.

Georgia News Lab is a statewide investigative and training journal

collaborative that employs Georgia college journalism students and works in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting and other major news organizations.

Its mission: “To train a new and diversified generation of investigative journalists and prepare them for professional careers.

The non-profit organization was founded in 2014 and emphasizes diversity in its ranks.

Students in the program work side-by-side with professional journalists from partner organizations to learn advanced reporting techniques, preparing them for careers in surveillance journalism. Students and media partners work on a variety of projects over the course of a year. Their investigative stories won awards and changed public policy. Read more here.

The pilot for this program was born in the run-up to the 2020 election. Students were recruited from four newsrooms (Axios, BuzzFeed News, PBS Newshour, and The Washington Post) for 10 weeks to work on engagement initiatives audience and offer new perspectives. The program evolved into a summer internship for 2021, in which 25 HBCU students and recent graduates were placed in partner newsrooms for eight weeks.

The program is for students who wish to pursue a career in journalism, media, marketing, social media or video production.

here is the original application page. Applications for the next cohort will be announced soon here.

This offshoot of The Nation was founded in 2007 to create a space for young writers to express themselves and share their points of view. Over 100 student content is published each year, including first-person accounts of campus campaigns, local student stories, and coverage of legislative issues that impact students and youth.

Read examples here, and send StudentNation presentations to [email protected]

The Nation also offers internships and a day of study in student journalism in New York, with all participant expenses covered by The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism, a “nonprofit educational initiative that aims to expand opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives and educate early career journalists to strengthen independent media ”.

The 10 days Institute of Political Journalism is a residential program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in covering politics and policy. At least 12 students will be admitted to the summer program (scheduled from May 31 to June 10, 2022), now in its eighth year of training emerging journalists.

Participants stay at American University in Washington, DC, and travel to Politico headquarters in Arlington, Virginia daily. Politico covers all expenses, including meals and travel to and from the event.

The lineup includes classroom and newsroom work, as well as panels with industry leaders, mentorships with Politico journalists, and potential Politico signings. It is offered in partnership with the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and American University. Candidates who go up as juniors or seniors in accredited four-year colleges or universities are preferred. Members of Affinity Journalism Associations are encouraged to apply. To apply here before November 30.

Launched in spring 2020, this collaboration between CalMatters and California State University journalism students seek to account for the 3 million students, hundreds of campuses, and the $ 36 billion budget that make up California public schools.

The network sees students collaborate on reporting projects, pitch stories to CalMatters and their media partners, and learn.

All positions are paid. Their goal: “To broaden and deepen the coverage of CalMatters higher education, while mentoring a new and diverse generation of journalists.” “

The first class consisted of six fellows, but a series of regular Zoom training sessions were open to all California student journalists across the state.

Learn more about the program here, and read the students’ work here.

OK I swear this is a last minute addition as we just got the approval and the application just went up! Tell your students to come work with me directly as a MediaWise Campus Correspondent and join our team of trained fact-checkers who zoom into classrooms to teach their peers how to spot misinformation and disinformation online news. sophisticated manners.

Students receive a generous $ 300 per training session (although they also spend time promoting social media and creating custom decks).

We are looking to add a few more students for 2022. Our ideal candidates will be highly reliable and motivated public speakers with a knack for social media and a passion for disinformation. (Yes, that means we’ll also be offering training slots for 2022 in the very near future – and this group will be the first to know!)

Find out more here and encourage your students to apply for this connect.

A valuable way to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classroom is to share journalism about, by, and for diverse communities, not just stories that are primarily written by and about cisgender white people. Think about ways you could use these stories in your program. Here are a few examples that I saw this week. I am also including headlines on DCI news and issues.

This week we feature Bloomberg, who wants students to “Make News, Make Music Videos, Make Money.” Our interns gain hands-on experience reporting for one of Washington, DC’s largest newsrooms.During our 10-week program, you’ll drop short and long articles on time every day from and around Congress Halls. from DC and cover important developments that impact our audience of key professionals and decision makers.

Learn more here, and don’t forget to check out our full list on Poynter’s Internship Database.

This week, we introduced PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief, Katie Sanders, who not only taught us how to incorporate fact-checking into our reporting, but also offered tips from professional fact-checkers on how to make stories. bulletproof.

Subscribe to The Lead, Poynter’s weekly newsletter for student journalists, and encourage your students to do the same.

A quick internet search found almost 1,000 full-time openings with “fact-checked” in the job description. As the threat of disinformation continues to hang over society, the number of employers seeking candidates with concrete skills to identify and debunk false claims will explode. If you teach journalism responsibility or want to learn from masters in the trade, consider subscribe to the PolitiFact newsletter. This branch of Pulitzer Prize-winning Poynter offers a quick roundup of their reporters’ most newsworthy, non-partisan fact-checks of the week’s top stories. Plus, the team shares thought-provoking stories and analysis of evidence and fact, including this week’s popular “Pants on Fire” fact check. Sign up to get facts delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

In this week’s Professor’s Press Pass, two student journalists watched a football practice, reported it, and then all hell broke loose. Were the students correct in reporting what they saw? Has the university in turn crossed the line? Subscribe for full access to our growing library of case studies from current journalistic events.

Further proof that students are always smarter – and funnier – that we.

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