Center for Communication | Cooper Leibner Fellowship
Location: New York, NY
The Center for Communication is “a nonprofit supported by major media companies to bring more diversity to the media industry and give students access to influential figures who can speak about the business today.” Each year, it awards the Carole Cooper and Richard Leibner Journalism Fellowship to a New York-area female college junior, senior, or graduate student. Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Continue reading “Jobs & Internships | April 5th – 11th”
YPG: Twitter, Trolls, and Social Media Goals
When: November 8, 2017 @ 6pm
Where: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY, 10106
“How do authors and agents navigate the world of Twitter, trolls, and media backlash? Join Young to Publishing Group for a panel on the intersection of social media, marketing books, and activism. Panel speakers include Katherine Locke, Esi Sogah, and Justina Ireland, and discussion will be moderated by Emily Hughes, Content Development and Social Media Manager at Penguin Random House. Continue reading “Around Town: Nov. 7th to Nov. 13th”
The Center for Communication is a nonprofit organization sponsored by major media companies and other academic partners. It’s mission? To increase diversity in the media industry and better prepare students for careers “by connecting them with the best minds in media.”
Influential figures in the business today, like David J. Barrett, Director of Hearst Corporation, Anthony Ambrosio, Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Chief Human Resources Officer for CBS Corporation, Julie Henderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for 21st Century Fox, and Hilary Smith, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications for NBCUniversal, all play a leading role at the Center.
Center for Communication events, namely panels and on-location seminars (195 Plymouth St #320, Brooklyn, NY, 11201), are FREE for students. While most events are open to the public, some are exclusively for students, and these generally require early registration. You can scroll through the Center’s Events Calendar here or you an subscribe to its newsletter for news and updates.
You can also peruse the Center’s website for articles and other resources like “5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR THE REAL WORLD” and “HOW TO BRAND YOURSELF WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME“.
The Center for Communication annually awards the Carole Cooper and Richard Leibner Journalism Fellowship to a New York-based college junior, senior, or grad student. The Fellow receives a monthly stipend and interns at the Center for Communication during the school year. For more internship listings, check here. (This looks like a broken link right now, as there aren’t any positions currently available at the Center.)
If you’re just hearing about the Center now and you’re disappointed you’ve missed so many events, fear not. Past events, luncheons, and interviews are posted on vimeo for you to watch at your leisure. For a sample panel, check out this panel on Media Giants and Media Literacy:
VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in the Summer of 2016.
Participants in the program will intern at VICE for eight weeks during the summer and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. The fellowship will cover travel, housing, and offer a $5,000 stipend for the fellows.
While at VICE, fellows will receive individual instruction and guidance from award‐ winning journalists, producers, and editors. Fellows will also have access to VICE’s state of the art edit suites, production studios and will be encouraged to create and present their own work for review at the end of the program. The Center will also organize three On Location events for the fellows to serve as an introduction to the NYC media landscape.
This fellowship is part of a series of initiatives designed to advance both organizations’ commitment to diversifying the media landscape and ensure greater access to careers in journalism for the next generation of innovative storytellers.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWS:
- Junior, Senior or graduate student
- Must be a full‐time student who will not graduate prior to April 15, 2016
- Demonstrated interest in journalism
- Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
- Students should be fluent in digital technologies, social media, and actively creating original video content
If this sounds like you, click here to apply! Please send any questions about the fellowship to firstname.lastname@example.org.