Black Male Journalism Workshop
June 2-8, 2024
In the summer of 2024, the New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in partnership with the Dow Jones News Fund will launch the Black Male Journalism Workshop. This new program will seek to recruit and enroll an elite cohort of college students for an intensive summer training program at New York University.
The mission of the workshop is to identify and rectify the under-representation of African-American males in newsrooms across the country. There is value in people from all backgrounds being attuned to this lack of representation and the disparities that may result from it. The support of diversity allies is critical to effecting meaningful change toward equitable representation in newsrooms.
The Black Male Journalism Workshop welcomes all U.S. college students who appreciate our mission to support the representation of Black males in journalism to apply, regardless of their identity or background. We particularly encourage Black males with aligned interests and career goals to apply. Students must have completed their freshman year by summer 2024.
Twenty students will be chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants to attend a one-week training program based at NYU in June 2024. To ensure the economic diversity of workshop participants, program instruction, housing, meals, and transportation to attend the workshop are provided at no cost for every participating student.
This workshop takes place from:
June 2-8, 2024
Application portal is now open! Please click HERE for the application.
How do I apply?
Eligibility: All U.S. college students who appreciate our mission to support the representation of Black males in journalism, regardless of their identity or background. We particularly encourage Black males with aligned interests and career goals to apply. Students must have completed their freshman year by Summer 2024.
The application for this program is OPEN. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2024. Applicants can apply here :https://connect.nyu.edu/register/BMJW2024
Applicants will receive decisions around mid March. Please check back here for updates.
For admitted students, the program is free.
Become a Backpack Reporter
During the workshop students will receive hands-on instruction from NYU faculty and visiting professionals and get the opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia stories.
Below is a list of what to expect at the Black Male Journalists Workshop:
- Experience life away from home, living in the East Village in one of the NYU dorms.
- Visit some of New York’s most prestigious newsrooms, and meet with top journalists.
- Receive intensive hands-on training in reporting, news writing, and multimedia journalism.
- Publish original reporting projects on the program’s website and social media channels.
- Build industry contacts as part of the Dow Jones News Fund network.
If you’re interested in getting involved in our Black Male Journalism Program, then please fill out the form below! We will get back to you via email with responses and updates.
Board of Advisors
NABJ Conference Announcement
This workshop was first announced at the 2023 National Association of Black Journalists Conference panel titled “The Present and Future of Black Male Journalists.”