New York Times Student Journalism Institute to Reside at CUNY J-School

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, an annual two-week
program designed to train talented, young journalists and increase
newsroom diversity, has found a new home at the CUNY Graduate School of

Beginning in May 2016, students selected for the all-expense-paid
Institute will use the classrooms, facilities, and equipment of the CUNY
J-School’s midtown Manhattan campus on West 40th Street,
adjacent to The New York Times Building.

Working under the supervision of Times reporters and editors, with
additional support from CUNY J-School faculty, students will cover
stories about New York City. They can choose to develop their skills in
reporting, copy editing, still photography, web production, newspaper
page design, video journalism, interactive graphics and data journalism.

The program is open to student members of the National Association of
Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ), as well as May graduates of an historically black
college or university.

“We are delighted to become the host of such an exemplary program, one
that has long led the way in training up-and-coming journalists from
diverse communities,” said Sarah Bartlett, dean of the CUNY J-School.

“Since its inception in 2003, The New York Times Student Journalism
Institute has become one of the premier incubators for collegiate
journalistic talent. The Institute, which has graduated nearly 400
students, is a key component of The Times’s efforts to promote diversity
and inclusion across the industry. We look forward to continuing that
commitment through this important collaboration with CUNY,” said, Dana
Canedy, a senior editor at The Times.

The Institute takes place just a few weeks before the CUNY J-School’s
own diversity initiative, funded by a three-year, $1.2 million grant
from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. That program includes a
two-month summer internship in New York for 20 rising seniors and recent
college graduates who are members of professional journalism
organizations such as NABJ and NAHJ. The top five students from that
program are offered free tuition to earn a graduate journalism degree.

The deadline for applying to The New York Times Student Journalism
Institute for May 2016 is November 1, 2015. Learn more about the program
or by emailing the director, Richard G. Jones, at

This press release can be downloaded from


For The New York Times:
Abbe Serphos,;
For CUNY Graduate School of Journalism: