The fellowship is a rare opportunity for college students to develop immersive multimedia and reporting skills from all over the country. The fellowship is designed to simulate convergence journalism, technology and cross-cultural communications.
One UNITY fellow will be selected to cover the AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA and NLGJA conventions, with travel and hotel accommodations provided.
The student fellow will participate in convention training that will include interactive online courses in interviewing, multimedia, ethics, and visual and audio techniques.
The student fellow will also be given convention assignments to cover issues related to the journalism industry as well as the AAPI, LGBTQ and the Native communities today.
A group of skilled journalists and media professionals will also be selected to act as mentors and guide the UNITY fellow as they report on the convention.
UNITY thanks the Ford Foundation for making this program possible.