As part of our mission to promote education and the pursuit of excellence in journalism, and to ensure that the voices within the newsroom represent the diversity of the audience, the Washington Press Club Foundation provides opportunities for women and minorities through internships at some of our nation’s most prestigious media companies. These internships include a stipend and are based in Washington D.C. In addition, the foundation produces programming to assist students in preparing for their job search.
Internships and Student Programming
Aspiring Journalists  A series of programming presented by the Washington Press Club Foundation

 

The Washington Press Club Foundation is pleased to host a series of webinars connecting aspiring journalists to Washington, DC reporters, editors and bureau chiefs. These programs are specifically designed for journalism students to gain practical insights into the changing culture and practices of media organizations as preparation for your future job search.                                                                         RSVP to programs@wpcf.org for your zoom link 

 

 

COVERING RACE AND RACIAL INJUSTICE IN AMERICA

Friday, Sept 25th  1pET/10aPT 

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As stories involving race and social justice dominate the front pages and lead stories how are newsrooms pivoting to become better equipped to cover this topic?  

 

From renaming football teams to changing state flags, views on race and social injustice are rapidly shifting in America.  How are news media organizations adjusting their teams to better cover these stories? How are newsrooms addressing their own institutional racism?  And how should we be approaching the idea of objectivity? We'll discuss the challenges of appropriately covering the story of the day plus how news outlets are looking to break free of outdated narratives to better reflect the full diversity of their audience.  Most importantly,  how can you prepare yourself to be part of the solution to these changing expectations.

 

COVERING THE CAMPAIGN DURING COVID

 Friday, October 9th 1pET/10aPT  

Students aren't alone in trying to make the best of working from a remote location.  In this second webinar, sponsored by the Washington Press Club Foundation, we'll hear from seasoned pros on what it was like covering the virtual conventions and how they made, and are continuing to make, adjustments to the traditional norms of covering politics and elections.  

 

Up until this year, covering elections involved reporting on how the candidates related to voters, developing sources and interpreting campaign strategies based on the candidates campaign trail activities.  Will this year's changes have a lasting effect on how candidates run their campaigns and, if so, how will journalists shift their strategies to get the story?    

We'll also have some tips on how to take advantage of your remote learning situation and how to shape your resume so you have what newsroom hiring managers will be looking for.  

 

Hosted by Shawna Thomas, Content Executive @ Quibi and Former DC Bureau Chief & Correspondent for Vice News

 On the Panel: 

 Alexi McCammond, Political Reporter, Axios 

 Ed O'Keefe, Political Correspondent, CBS News 

 Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Marianna Sotomayor, Decision 2020 Embed, NBC News

 

 On the Panel:
Alexi McCammond, Political Reporter, Axios
Ed O’Keefe, Political Correspondent, CBS News
Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal 
Marianna Sotomayor, Decision 2020 Embed, NBC News
 
COVID AND GETTING A JOB IN JOURNALISM

Friday, October 23rd 1pET/10aPT

 

As news organizations have developed a variety of hybrid solutions to social distancing requirements has this reshaped the newsroom in the long term?  How might these changes affect finding your first job out of school?  What does a remote internship look like?    

 

In this third webinar sponsored by the Washington Press Club Foundation a panel of bureau chiefs and editors will discuss what you can be doing now to develop the skills and knowledge to shape your resume into one that will attract the attention of the hiring managers.  Included in the discussion will be tips on how can you use your time in school to better prepare for a job in this changing environment.

 

     Hosted by Shawna Thomas, Content Executive @ Quibi and Former DC Bureau Chief & Correspondent for Vice News