Knight Foundation Student Project BA Snyder 2017-03-03T19:46:32+00:00
NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Project
Through the ongoing support of the Knight Foundation, twelve students will take part in an intensive, week-long submersion in a newsroom experience during the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, CA, September 7 – 9, 2017. NAHJ students will produce stories for the Latino Reporter Digital.
The NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Project gives college students an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a real-life newsroom setting. Under the guidance of professional mentors, students will write, report, shoot and edit video, shoot photos and cover events on social media, honing skills needed to compete in today’s media market.
Applicants will be working on all media platforms during the project and must be able to meet all deadlines. This opportunity opens doors to contacts and experiences that can lead to jobs – NAHJ Student Project alumni have gone on to work in some of the top media outlets in the country.
To apply, login to the NAHJ member page and look for the application under: View Open Awards & Scholarships.”
To complete the application, you’ll need the following:
Letter of Recommendation
3 Work Samples
Broadcast/Multimedia/Audio Work Samples should be no longer than 3 minutes, and should be submitted by providing a link to the work.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2017 NAHJ KNIGHT FOUNDATION STUDENT PROJECT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
Requirements and Materials for NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Project
Who is eligible to take part in the NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Projects?
Current college undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to take part in the NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Projects. This includes students who currently attend community colleges and students who will graduate in May/June 2017.
Must be available to take part in the program from at least Wednesday, September 6 to Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Must be 18 years of age by June 20, 2017.
Must submit complete Student Project application online
What applicants should submit:
All materials should be attached to your online application. If you do not have electronic copies of your documents, they should be scanned and attached to the application.
Resume: One page resume listing your educational background, work history, awards, journalism-related internships, other scholarships, language proficiency and any work done for your school or community newspaper, radio and/or television.
Letter of Recommendation: A reference from someone who is familiar with your academic and/or journalism work. (Examples: professors, counselors, employers, faculty advisors, etc. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.)
Unofficial School Transcript: If you have attended more than one school, a transcript is required from each institution unless grades from the previous school (s) appear on the present transcript.
500-word Essay: Your essay should be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 500-words. Pick one of the two topics:
Why should you be selected to take part in the NAHJ Knight Foundation Student Projects?
What do you think the trend toward convergence means for the future of journalism?
Work Samples Print, broadcast, audio, photo and/or multimedia work samples. Please limit to three.
Work samples may be in English or Spanish. Judges will be viewing all applications in a web browser, so make sure your work is formatted for the web.
Print samples can be stories written by the applicant that have been published in a high school, college campus or community newspaper, magazine or online. Applicants should include no more than three clips of published work written by the scholarship applicant. If they are not already on your computer, scan your work samples so that you can upload them.
Broadcast/audio/multimedia samples should be no longer than 3 minutes. To avoid exceeding the file limit, please submit these samples by providing links to the work. Copy and past the link into a Word document and then upload that document in the Work Sample field.
Photojournalism samples should be saved as JPEG or GIFF files. Make sure the photo’s resolution is at 72 dpi and no larger than 600K file size. If you need to resize your image, you can use a resizing tool at resize2mail.com. You can also upload a link to the photos as noted above.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE 2017 NAHJ KNIGHT FOUNDATION STUDENT PROJECT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017.