In a new partnership with Reuters, CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism will award a full-tuition scholarship to a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) who enrolls in Fall 2021.
The award also includes mentorship by Reuters editors throughout the academic year, inclusion in Reuters learning events, and a paid 10-week summer internship with Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider.
The admissions team of the J-School will identify the scholarship recipient from the pool of candidates currently applying for the 2021-2022 academic year. The student should preferably have an interest in financial, business, or political reporting. Data analysis expertise, investigative reporting skills, and fluency in multiple languages are also desirable.
“NABJ is proud to partner with the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and Reuters to help provide a gateway for the next generation of financial, business, political, and investigative journalists,” said Dorothy Tucker, NABJ President. “The training, networking, mentorship, scholarship, and internship opportunities that are being made available to NABJ students are exemplary of the kind of offerings that news organization and higher education institutions can provide in working together to diversity and enhance our industry.”
“At Reuters, we are dedicated to supporting new journalists and helping them develop their skills. Working with NABJ and CUNY will help us advance our efforts to better reflect the world we cover – and ultimately help create a diverse news industry,” said Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Reuters and NABJ in this exciting new scholarship program, as it unites us with two outstanding organizations that we have long admired, ” said Dean Sarah Bartlett.