Application Deadline: August 17, 2018
The Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, is once again partnering with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to host the Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media, occurring this year Dec. 2-7.
This seminar is honest about the challenges for journalists of color in management roles. It also provides the connections, confidence and skills to overcome them. In a survey following up with participants from the 2017 academy, alumni report:
- 94% tap into their cohort for ideas and support
- 88% have more confidence
- 100% apply something they learned at least once a week
The program is structured to encourage open, candid discussion and mentoring, and participants will walk away with not only strong leadership skills, but a built-in support system for the future. All participants will get one-on-one coaching, seek and analyze 360-degree feedback and create a personal leadership strategy.
- Poynter and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will select a group of 25 U.S.-based journalists for the program. Because of the small size of the class, the selection committee will give preference to emerging leaders currently working in digital media who can demonstrate an aptitude and potential for leadership through current projects and references.
Participants will also benefit from one-on-one coaching in a program past attendees have described as “life-changing.”
Guest faculty this year include:
- Sharif Durhams, Senior Editor for News and Alerting, CNN Digital
- Richard J. Dyer, President and General Manager, WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.
- Rashida Jones, Senior Vice President, Specials, NBC News and MSNBC
- Rob King, Senior Vice President, Original Content Newsgathering and Digital Media, ESPN
- Roland S. Martin, Managing Editor, TV ONE; Host, Roland Martin Unfiltered; Senior Analyst, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”
- Erin Peterson, Investigative Executive Producer, TEGNA
- Joanie Vasiliades, Director of Digital Content, TEGNA
- Anne Vasquez, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Tribune Publishing
- Benét Wilson, Owner and Editor-In-Chief, Aviation Queen, LLC
- Keith Woods, Vice President, Newsroom Training and Diversity, NPR
The Poynter-NABJ leadership diversity program is not limited to African-American journalists. We strongly encourage journalists of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply.
Up to 25 participants will be selected. Because of the small size of the class, the selection committee will give preference to emerging leaders currently working in digital media who can demonstrate an aptitude and potential for leadership through current projects and references.
The application deadline is Aug. 17. Accepted applicants will be announced in September.
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