New York Times representatives will be on campus Oct. 9

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Learn about the New York Times Newsroom Fellowship Program and the Student Journalism Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Megan Heckerman, Talent and Inclusion Partner, News & Opinion, and Jahaan Singh, Project Manager of Early Career Programs and Development in the Newsroom, will be available at several times in the afternoon to discuss these programs with students. The Times is particularly interested in increasing student representation from the Midwest in its programs. The Student Journalism Institute is geared toward increasing diversity in journalism.

Newsroom Fellowship Program

The New York Times Newsroom Fellowship is a one-year work program aimed at cultivating the next generation of journalists. The next fellowship begins in June 2020 and runs for 12 months. It targets journalists with some experience who are early in their careers, including recent graduates of college and graduate school.

The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to do great journalism for The Times. It incorporates speakers, feedback and training opportunities. The program’s goal is to benefit not only the participants and The Times, but also other newsrooms. Most fellows are expected to graduate to positions around the country and world.

The program incorporates reporting and visual journalists across a range of departments, including reporting, graphics, photography and more. For more information, please refer to this FAQ.

Student Journalism Institute

Follow in the footsteps of the best and brightest young journalists in America by applying to The New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

The Institute is offered once a year in May. Participants must be enrolled college students (or December or May graduates) who are members of these leading national organizations focused on diversity: the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association or the Native American Journalists Association or students (or December or May graduates) at a historically black college or university.

To learn about either program, attend one of the following sessions:

  • 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Casual conversation with students, Hamilton Hall Commons. (All students interested welcome.)
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: Casual conversation with students, Hamilton Hall Commons. (All students interested welcome.)
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Visit with Iowa State Daily students, 2420 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014 (Other students welcome.)
  • 5-6 p.m.: Casual conversation with students, 172 Hamilton Hall


Contact Juli Probasco-Sowers, internship coordinator, at or 515-294-4342.