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American Society of Newspaper Editors

The American Society of Newspaper Editors is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years. Its Web site lists dozens of paid newspaper internships. It also shows schedule of job fairs where applicants can meet editors and recruiters; job listings and other opportunities from other organizations and tips on landing a first job. ASNE’s site links to dozens of newspaper sites and newspaper company sites.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit cooperative and the world’s largest newsgathering operation. It is the source of print, photos, graphics, radio, television and online news for more than one billion people a day -- one out of every five people on the planet.

In the United States, AP provides news to 3,500 radio and television stations and 1,500 daily newspapers. It has 8,500 newspaper, radio and television subscribers in 112 countries worldwide. AP’s training program is for aspiring print, photo, graphics, radio broadcast and multimedia journalists.

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, a nonprofit foundation, was founded in 1958 by editors of The Wall Street Journal to improve the quality of journalism education and strengthen the pool of applicants for jobs in the newspaper business. It provides internships and scholarships to college students, training for HBCU journalism instructors and career literature. The Fund offers internships in business reporting, newspaper copy editing and sports copy editing. The application postmark deadline for all programs is Nov. 1; PDFs and interactive forms are available to download from the Web site.

Chips Quinn Scholars

The Chips Quinn Scholars program offers journalism students of color hands-on training in journalism and mentoring by caring news veterans. The aim: Provide special support and encouragement that will open doors to news careers and bring greater diversity to the nation's newspaper newsrooms.

This program sponsored by the Freedom Forum provides training, internships and $1,000 scholarship to college students of color who are pursuing careers in journalism. College juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors or career goals in journalism are eligible to be nominated by their schools. Eligible nominees must be enrolled in either a historically black college or university or a college or university that has significant numbers of students who are members of ethnic or racial minority groups. Nominees must be majoring or minoring in journalism or have firmly demonstrated an interest in journalism as a career.

Gannett Co. Inc.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 94 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 400 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine.

Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

Joblink for Journalists

American Journalism Review lists jobs from internships to full time.

Jobs Page

Offers tips for the job seeker and links to job listings. Compiled by Detroit Free Press recruiter Joe Grimm.

A job and community Web site for minority journalists that lists internships, fellowships and scholarships along with opportunities for full time employment.

Kaiser Foundation Media Internships in Urban Health Reporting

An internship program for minority journalists interested in reporting on urban health affairs. Early December deadline.

Knight Ridder Inc.

Knight Ridder, the second largest newspaper company in the United States, publishes 32 dailies in 28 markets, with 8.5 million readers daily and 12.1 million on Sunday. The company also publishes 26 nondaily newspapers, as well as shoppers and special publications. Knight Ridder Digital is responsible for all Knight Ridder's Internet operations. It operates Real Cities, a national network of regional hubs in 56 U.S. markets.

The McClatchy Co.

The McClatchy Company is a leading newspaper and Internet publisher with 11 daily and 13 community newspapers that have a combined average circulation of 1.4 million daily and 1.9 million Sunday. McClatchy has an Internet subsidiary, Nando Media that provides both content and business support for interactive media nationwide. Each of the company’s newspapers operates a leading Web site in its area, and most also offer regional portals as well.

National Diversity Newspaper Job Bank

A comprehensive newspaper job listings Web site, is devoted to diversifying the industry. Registration is required to use the site.

The New York Times Co.

The New York Times Company is a leading media company that publishes The New York Times, The Boston Globe and 16 other newspapers; owns eight network-affiliated television stations and two New York radio stations; and has more than 40 Web sites.

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  • Summer internships at The New York Times
  • The New York Times Student Journalism Institute at Dillard University
The Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. Whether you're a reporter for the long haul or a newly-minted boss, a producer breaking new ground online or news stories on the air, a photojournalist or a designer, a future journalist or a journalism teacher, a publisher or a station owner, Poynter can help you get better at what you do.

National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

E.W. Scripps Co.

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.

Society for News Design

The Society for News Design (formerly the Society of Newspaper Design) is an international professional organization with more than 2,500 members in the United States, Canada and 50 other countries, divided into the 19 regions shown below.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a daily newspaper dedicated to excellence and diversity. It has 770,000 readers daily and 1,060,000 Sundays. Its 12-week, paid summer internships in reporting, copy editing, design, photography and editorial writing offer challenging assignments and a chance to work with talented and energetic staff members. The Post and the University of Maryland jointly award the Howard Simons Graduate Fellowship to an outstanding minority journalism student.


Broadcast Education Association

The Broadcast Education Association is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.

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Minorities in Broadcasting Training Programs

The Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program is a non-profit organization formed to provide training opportunities to minority college graduates in radio/television news reporting and news management.

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National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

National Public Radio

NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming, serves nearly 20 million listeners weekly via more than 680 NPR member stations. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via cable. Also visit:

Radio-Television News Directors Foundation

RTNDF offers 8 scholarships awards including:

  • two Presidents $2,500 Undergraduate Scholarships
  • $10,000 Ed Bradley Scholarship
  • $2,500 Ken Kashiwahara Scholarship
  • $2,000 Carole Simpson Scholarship
  • $2,000 Abe Schechter Graduate Student Scholarship
  • $1,000 Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship
  • $1,000 Mike Reynolds Scholarship

All scholarships are open to enrolled college students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Application postmark deadline is May 9, 2005. To download an application visit

RTNDF 2005 Capitol Hill Internship

Paid Capitol Hill internships for students interested in political reporting: If you're a recent college graduate with an interest in political reporting, this paid internship can put you on the right track. The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation offers two spring and two summer 2005 internships.

Interns are responsible for following newsworthy congressional activities for the House and Senate Radio-TV Galleries including hearings, briefings and press conferences. Interns work side by side the Washington press and Capitol Hill correspondents. Activities may include issuing of congressional press credentials to members of the broadcast news media, attending news events and taking reservations for studio time.

Each internship is a full-time position for three months with a salary of $1,000 per month. Travel, housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the intern. The application deadline for summer internships is April 11, 2005. Click here to download an application.


American Society of Magazine Editors

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American Association of Advertising Agencies (PR and Advertising)

Multicultural Advertising Intern Program
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The Public Relations Student Society of America

Contact: Jacque Sondgeroth
33 Irving Place, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel. (212) 460-1474
Fax (212) 995-0757


The National Newspaper Diversity Job Bank (print)

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List of Daily Papers with Summer Internships
Rising Star Internships (Public Relations)