Internships and Training Programs

Journalism internships and training programs continue to be emphasized by educators as a means to acquire further skills, experience, and newsroom acculturation and are regarded as a necessary path to eventual employment in the news industry. In traditional media internships, students perform paid or unpaid work in the newsroom, and participate in newsgathering in the field, for a predetermined period of time under the supervision of professional editors. However, as the number of paid journalism internships continues to decline, universities are developing training practicums or media collaboration programs in order to provide opportunities for students. These training programs, frequently structured as coursework, are designed to provide news experience and aim to produce professional-level, published work under the supervision of university faculty. The journalism produced in ...

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