The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced yesterday that they will be offering journalists of color working in digital media a tuition-free leadership program built to develop their work and train them for their next professional steps.
The Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media will accept 25 participants to their program running between December 3-8 this year. The program will be run at the Poynter campus in St. Petersburg, Florida and will feature prominent leaders in startup, tech, and media fields.
The official statement for the program reads,
“faculty will be led by Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for the USA TODAY Network, and Ju-Don Marshall, a digital media strategist and chief content officer, WFAE-FM, the NPR station in Charlotte, N.C. They will be joined by NABJ President Sarah Glover, social media editor for NBC Owned Television Stations; Rashida Jones, senior vice president of specials for NBC News; Russ Torres, vice president, digital video content and strategy, USA TODAY Network; Benét Wilson, founder and editor-in-chief, Aviation Queen LLC; Tim Wong, senior director, UX and design, USA TODAY Network; and Amanda Zamora; chief audience officer, Texas Tribune.”
The deadline for applications is August 18th.