News Challenge Program seeks applicants

The Newspaper Association of America Foundation is looking for candidates for a cutting-edge training program for students interested in digital media. News Challenge harnesses the students’ creativity to develop real world prototypes for the newspaper industry. In doing so, News Challenge gives the students a sense of the multimedia opportunities at newspaper companies as well as visibility among digital professionals and executives who could hire them for internships and/or jobs.

News Challenge will be offered this summer at the University of Nevada – Reno on May 31-June 4. They are seeking applications from juniors, seniors and graduate students interested in working in digital media. Further, while the field of study doesn’t matter, applications are especially encouraged from those majoring in advertising, marketing, business, finance, computer science, computer graphics, journalism and communications.

The deadline for applications is March 1.  The NAA Foundation will pay all costs for the students who participate in the program.

More information about News Challenge, including a description of the program, can be found at http://www.naafoundation.org/Grants/Diversity/News-Challenge.aspx. (FYI, this year’s challenge will be to develop an app for a mobile phone.) On that page, at the top, you’ll also find a link to the 2010 application form.

This sounds like a GREAT program, guys! Consider applying if you meet the requirements!

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