WNYC Announces First Recipient of the WNYC NEWS FELLOWSHIP
(New York, NY -- September 2, 2014)—WNYC announced that Julia Longoria has been awarded the first-ever WNYC News Fellowship, created in an effort to cultivate early career journalists of diverse backgrounds.
The fellowship is a four-month paid position that gives candidates the opportunity to work in WNYC’s award-winning newsroom as a general assignment reporter, filing day-of stories, quick-turnaround pieces, and in-depth features. The candidate receives a unique opportunity to refine skills necessary to work in public radio: reporting, interviewing, writing for air and web, and contributing to social media.
A recent graduate of Brown University, Longoria already boasts broad journalistic experience. She recently served as an assistant producer for The Future of StoryTelling (FoST), a summit to explore how to create, share, and experience a core part of the human experience—the story. She has also served as the news director of Brown Student Radio, a contributor to WLRN Public Radio in her hometown of Miami, and an intern in the WNYC Newsroom in 2011.
The WNYC News Fellowship is a partnership between WNYC and The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), an organization that advocates for journalists in public and commercial media. The Fellowship was inspired by the life and work of Elaine Rivera, a talented and groundbreaking journalist whose work reflected her commitment to social justice, and who worked in the WNYC newsroom from 2006-2009. Rivera died last year.
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AIR is a vibrant international network of 1000 public media journalists, documentarians, technicians, media entrepreneurs, and sound artists with a core expertise in independent audio production. The Boston-based organization identifies, cultivates, and deploys storymakers to deepen understanding of and bring enlightenment to citizens worldwide. Its training programs and productions are defining and driving an expanding media landscape spanning digital/technology, broadcast, and street media platforms — challenging and inspiring other media-makers to join in at AIRmedia.org.