One of the benefits of membership in the National
Association of Black Journalists is the opportunity to apply for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a collaboration of NABJ and The New York Times. This program gives you a chance to work one-on-one with
journalists from The New York Times and The Boston Globe covering one of the newsiest cities in America, New Orleans.
Since 2003, the Institute has been offering the very best
aspiring journalists a chance to polish their skills in all of the
specialties in today's newsrooms: writing, copy editing, photography, print and Web design, Web production, multimedia and video journalism. Students
can pick one field, or work across traditional boundaries.
The program pays all student expenses, including the cost of
travel to and from New Orleans.
Students from previous Institutes now work at news organizations around the nation, and they form a supportive network throughout the
world of journalism and beyond.
This year's Institute will be held May 15 to 30 at Dillard
Students in any year, including graduate students, are eligible, and they do not have to be journalism majors.
But the deadline to apply is rapidly approaching.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 26.
You can download an application form at
That site is also the home for the work of students at previous Institutes.
For more information, contact Don Hecker, Director, New York
Times Student Journalism Institute