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New York Times Student Journalism Institute 2016 for Young American Journalists

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Application Deadline: November 1st 2015

Follow in the footsteps of the best and brightest young journalists in America by applying to The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

The next Institute will be held from May 21 to June 5, 2016, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Manhattan, for students (including those graduating in December or May) who are members of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Students who think they may have scheduling conflicts should contact the director of the Institute for information about flexible attendance arrangements. Those who have been accepted into the Chips Quinn Scholars program will not have a schedule conflict if they also apply to the Institute.



  • There is no cost whatsoever to attend the Institute. Students are provided with room and board and all of their costs, including transportation to and from the Institute, are paid by The New York Times Company.
  • One student each year will also be awarded an Armando Montaño Scholarship to help with his or her educational or professional ambitions. The scholarship honors Armando Montaño Scholarship, a promising young journalist who attended the Institute in 2010 and who died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.

How to Apply:

To apply, a student must submit:

  • a completed online application form
  • a resume
  • a cover letter,
  • an essay of up to 500 words on why he or she wants to be a journalist.

Required work samples vary according to which specialty a student is interested in:

  • Reporters should send six published clips from a student or other publication or Web site of stories they have written. (clips must be submitted in pdf form)
  • Copy editors should supply six stories they have edited with headlines they have written (clips must be submitted in pdf form)
  • Video journalists should upload the links to three videos that they have produced
  • Still photographers should have six photographs
  • Designers should send six graphics or layouts
  • Interactive journalists should present three examples of their work, such as links to an interactive graphic they have created.

Reporting and copy editing samples must be from a published source. Videos, photographs, graphics and similar material may be from an unpublished portfolio and may be submitted as a URL for a Web site where they appear.) If you are submitting work that exists beyond a paywall, please include login or password information.

For more information about the Institute, contact:

Richard G. Jones
Director, The New York Times Student Journalism Institute
The New York Times
620 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
(212) ­556-­1234


Apply Now for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute 2016


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