Hey, student journalists! The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting applications for the 2016 VOICES program, an multimedia journalism training fellowship for college students, graduate students and recent grads, taking place August 8-13 during the week of the 2016 AAJA National Convention in Las Vegas.
VOICES is a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. Students will be mentored by professional journalists and be expected to produce and complete news assignments at the 2016 convention. Transportation, convention registration and hotel expenses will be covered for the students selected.
Here are some more details about the fellowship:
VOICES serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for mid-career journalists. The program is a recruiting tool to increase diversity in newsrooms. The most promising students will be selected and given the opportunity to build skills and develop their published work.
Up to 20 applicants will be selected to cover convention, with travel and hotel accommodations provided. Students will be paired with professional journalists as their mentors and be expected to produce and complete news assignments in advance of the convention in August.
Students will produce a convention publication based on reporting completed before the convention and on site in Las Vegas. Written stories, videos, podcasts and digital content will appear on the VOICES website. Students will also be expected to attend required recruiting events at the convention and have the opportunity to improve their portfolios and interviewing skills.
VOICES will be celebrating its 26th anniversary during the Las Vegas convention. The program represents hundreds of successful alumni that have advanced into newsrooms around the globe and outside the media industry. Former VOICES students have become Pulitzer Prize-winners, documentarians, public relations professionals, broadcast anchors and newsroom editors.
The 2016 VOICES program will take place August 8 – 13, 2016 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. All selected participants must be available for travel (from within the U.S.) during those dates.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 10 at 11:59 PM PST. For further information about VOICES, including eligibility and application instructions, head over to the AAJA website. Good luck!