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Deadline: March 24, 2017
In partnership with the Northwest Journalists of Color, KIRO 7 will offer one recipient the opportunity to be an Intern for the KIRO 7 News Department for summer 2017.
An Internship at KIRO 7 provides the opportunity to be embedded in the news environment to learn about the behind-the-scenes workings of a TV and digital newsroom. Interns will assist the producers in researching stories and writing show scripts. Interns will also have the opportunity to accompany KIRO 7 news crews in the field on occasion. In addition to learning in the newsroom, this intern will be able to meet people from other departments to understand the business of the television station as a whole. The program is open to college students.
The intern will be selected by a three-judge panel, including members of the KIRO 7 news staff and NJC program volunteers.
Click here to download the application.
- The student must be registered at a University, College, Community College or Vocational-Technical Institute.
- The student should have junior or senior status, or be in the last year of a Community College or Vocational-Technical program.
- All internships require 20-30 hours per week covering a period of 10-16 weeks, depending on the school’s quarter or semester length. The internship starts in June.
- While KIRO 7 considers the Internship program format valuable in observing the student’s attitude, talents, and skills, it is understood that no guarantees are given for future employment.
- Students will only be offered an Internship after completing a pre-employment drug and background screening.
- Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.
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This year, AAJA Seattle received applications from many impressive high school and college students interested in the field of journalism. Of the applications, we’ve chosen four Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship winners and one Founders scholarship winner.
The Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship winners will each receive a $1,250 check and an assigned journalism mentor for the next school year. The Founders Scholarship winner will receive a registration and a stipend to the AAJA national convention in Las Vegas Aug. 10-13.
Join us in celebrating these students at our annual Northwest Journalists of Color reception on Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. RSVP here.
Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Recipients
Ahlaam Ibraahim is a student at Rainier Beach High School. She’s an aspiring journalist and wants to become the first ever Somali-news anchor on CNN. Ahlaam currently covers stories for KUOW/Occupy.com. She loves to discuss politics and religion in her free time! Also the founder of global initiative Global Islamophobia awareness day.
Mohammed Kloub is a junior at the University of Washington pursuing journalism and Middle East studies. He is the News Editor for The Daily of the UW and a hip-hop writer for the publication as well. Aside from his passion for hip-hop music, he is interested in stories concerning racial and social justice, equity, resistance and celebration. When he’s not writing he likes reading, cooking, and watching Game of Thrones.
Rhea Panela studies at the University of Washington, majoring in journalism with a minor in English. She is a staff reporter for The Daily of the University of Washington and was the diversity beat reporter for two consecutive quarters. Currently, she is also the digital media intern at the International Examiner. She was recently chosen as one of the Husky 100, a UW tri-campus award for students who have made the most out of their time on campus and beyond the classroom. She is from the Beacon Hill neighborhood of South Seattle.
Jasmine Pollard is a senior and co-editor of her student newspaper at Shorewood High School. In her free time she enjoys playing basketball and watching crime shows. This fall she will be attending the University of Washington. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in broadcast or sports journalism.
Founders Scholarship Recipient
And this year’s Founders Scholarship goes to Starla Sampaco who is the digital projects editor at The Daily of the University of Washington, where she also produces videos for the university’s video news program. Starla is proud to be the daughter of Filipino immigrants, and her experience as a first-generation American influenced her passion for stories involving immigrants and underrepresented communities. This led her to double-major in journalism and law, societies and justice at the UW. Starla previously represented Washington state at Miss Teen USA and credits the experience for improving her interviewing and public speaking skills. As Miss Washington Teen USA 2014, she promoted a community platform titled “Diversity and Beauty Standards: Different is not defective” to initiate discussions on the lack of diverse female representation in the media.
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Congratulations to this year’s AAJA & SABJ Northwest Journalists of Color
Ashley Walls – University of Washington
Mohamed Adan – Seattle Central College
Brady Hitoshi Wakayama – Washington State University
Bailey Williams – Central Washington University
Merdie Nzanga – American University
ABOUT AAJA NJC
For nearly 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color have coordinated scholarships for aspiring journalists of color. The NJC’s members belong to the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Black Journalists Association of Seattle (BJAS), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). In 2006 NJC established an endowment to support scholarships. Since 1983, the NJC and AAJA have given more than $150,000 in scholarships.
ABOUT SABJ PATRICIA FISHER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Patricia Fisher was much more than an award-winning journalist. She brought new levels of sensitivity and perspective to the editorial pages of The Seattle Times and distinguished herself as a tireless, eloquent fighter in the areas of education and social justice.
Pat wrote for The Seattle Times business and features departments before accepting a position on the newspaper’s editorial board as the first woman and first African-American editorial writer and columnist. Increased regional visibility brought new demands, but she continued to volunteer her time, to encourage young people and to serve as a role model.
She was a founding member of the Black Journalists Association of Seattle (now known as the Seattle Association of Black Journalists), The Northwest Journalists of Color, and a former regional director for the National Association of Black Journalists. She was also an active member of The Links Inc. and Jack and Jill of America.
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The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at MTHS (21801 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace), in room 130.
We will be providing information about the NJC Scholarship, which is open to high school seniors in Washington as well as college students who are Washington residents or enrolled in a college or university in Washington and pursuing journalism.
AAJA Seattle administers the scholarship and we are currently accepting applications through May 3
. I have attached a PDF of the application, but an online version is also available on our chapter website
(online applications are preferred).
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Nicole Gaddie (far right), a recent graduate of Seattle University, with Yazhou Sun, a recent graduate of Boston University, left, and KJ Hiramoto, a student at the University of Washington, at the AAJA National Convention in Washington D.C. earlier this month
Nicole Gaddie, a recent graduate of Seattle University and a AAJA Seattle student member, attended the AAJA National Convention in Washington D.C. earlier this month. She is a recipient of the Founders Scholarship, which provided registration and a travel stipend. She shares her convention experience in this post.
It’s hard to explain the importance of face-to-face interaction. Some call it networking. I call it building relationships.
That is exactly what happened at the AAJA National Convention in Washington D.C. I formed relationships with people I never guessed I would meet.
We spoke about the industry, how they rose to their current jobs and what motivates them to continue in their profession. The entire week was exhausting, but also rejuvenating.
As a recent graduate, my days were primarily spent at the job fair where a multitude of prestigious companies were represented. ESPN, NBC, FOX, Gannett, Reuters, Bloomberg, WSJ and Sinclair were just some of the big name media companies with booths.
When I wasn’t speaking with recruiters I attended convention-hosted workshops. Topics ranged from vocal training to media diversity advocacy. One of my favorite workshops was focused on data visualization. It took place at NPR’s headquarters (a place I had always dreamed of visiting) and after the session I was able to tour NPR’s facilities.
I won’t say that I landed a job at the convention, but I did make an enormous amount of connections and friends that I know will benefit my future career.
One of my favorite memories took place in the lobby of our hotel, where I stayed up until 5 a.m. with ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono, MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui and Comcast Sportsnet editor Cameron Kim talking about the future of journalism.
Overall, it was a great experience that I will never forget. I would like to give a big shout out to my AAJA Seattle family who prepped me for convention. I couldn’t have taken advantage of all the opportunities without help from friends like Sharon Chan, Lori Matsukawa, Chris Casquejo, Peter Sessum, Mai Hoang and many more.
To all those thinking about attending convention next year, do it. It is one of the best decisions I’ve made for my professional career.
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