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NABJ 2020 Scholarship and Industry Training Opportunities

The National Association of Black Journalists annually offers industry training experiences and scholarships to college students who want to pursue journalism careers. Applications for the opportunities coming up in 2020 are due December 31.


JOURNALISM TRAINING

2020 NABJ-NAHJ Student Multimedia Project

The NABJ-NAHJ student fellowship will take place at the #NABJNAHJ20 Convention & Career Fair in Washington, D.C. July 8-12.


Fellows selected for the one-week intensive will provide news coverage of the convention and host city, and contribute to event communication projects.


Fellows will also receive complimentary registration, travel and lodging for the convention July 6-12, 2020.


Read the complete list of requirements and apply by December 31.


2020 SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS


NABJ Acel Moore Scholarship - $3,000

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (1,000-1,500): a meaningful story of challenge, growth, change, celebration or sorrow from the perspective of an unsung or little recognized influencer in the community


NABJ Founders Scholarship: Paul Brock - $2,500

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): “What is the importance of Paul Brock’s role as an NABJ founder and his impact as a visionary broadcast journalist?”


NABJ Founders Scholarship: Edward Blackwell- $2,500

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): “What is the importance of Edward Blackwell’s role as an NABJ founder and his impact as a visionary journalist?”


NABJ President's Scholarship: Vernon Jarrett - $2,500

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): “What is the importance of Vernon Jarrett’s role as an NABJ president and his groundbreaking impact in the industry?”


Les Payne Founders Scholarship - $2,500

Student Classification: At least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): "As a journalist, Les Payne was passionate about speaking out against injustices. What are three issues you are passionate about and hope to cover as a professional journalist?”


NABJ Larry Whiteside Scholarship - $5,000

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (1,000-2,000 words): "What inspires you to be a journalist?"


NABJ Scholarship - $2,500

Student Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): “How do you see yourself influencing how news will be gathered and disseminated and what would you improve about the media business?”


Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship - $10,000

Student Classification: At the time of the application, applicant must be enrolled as a full-time junior, senior or graduate student for the fall semester in which the award is dispersed (verified by an official university/college transcript).

Essay topic (500-600 words): Personal statement outlining your motivations, interest or purpose in pursuing a career in journalism


NABJ Visual Task Force Scholarship - $1,500

Student Classification: High School Junior, College Undergraduate or Graduate

Essay topic (1,000-2,000 words): “What are the top three reasons you would like to pursue a career in visual journalism and how do you use your visual skills to effectively and creatively tell a story?"


NABJ Region III Scholarship - Amount not specified

Student Classification: Not specified

Essay topic (800-1,000 words): Portable devices have changed the landscape of journalism. Streaming TV is growing to become a dominant form of viewership. We see this with a number of news organizations hosting apps that can be found on Apple TV and Roku. News organizations on a local, national, and international level are working to strengthen their digital strategy as it relates to mobile news consumption, which can include websites, apps, and social media. How can these digital platforms better serve minority communities? What is your digital strategy for news organizations? And, how can it strengthen community engagement?


Read the complete guidelines for each award and apply by December 31

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