NABJ Partners with New York Times for Leadership Academy

Got this message today from the National Association of Black Journalists and wanted to pass it along to you. They’re partnering with the New York Times to produce an almost year-long leadership academy for beginning or mid-career managers in print and web journalism.

From NABJ:


November 2010 – August 2011

October 1, 2010

The Leadership Academy is a unique training and development program for print and Web journalists who are, or aspire to become, newsroom managers.  Beginning or mid-career managers will be guided through the issues and challenges of newsroom leadership, and will gain skills necessary to lead in a rapidly-changing media world.

Journalists selected to attend the Academy will receive all expense paid leadership training at The Times during the fall and at Harvard University through the Maynard Institute Media Academy in January and March (each session at Harvard is a week long).  The group will come together one last time at the summer NABJ convention to share their experience with interested colleagues.

Applicants should have two to five years experience in one or more management positions. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2010.

The Leadership Academy is open to newspaper and Web journalists with strong leadership and managerial potential who want to further develop their skills. Applicants may come from a range of newsroom experience including–but not limited to-department or section heads, deputy or assistant editors, assignment editors, slots, photo editors, photographers, designers, graphics editors and Web editors.

An application must contain ALL of the following:

1. The application form, completed and signed, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
2. Your resume
3. A letter of recommendation
4. Proof of membership in NABJ

Applications may be obtained and information provided by contacting the coordinator of the Leadership Academy Juanita Powell-Brunson, at 212 556-3599 or

Applicants must be able to meet the time requirements including two days in November or December in New York; one week at Harvard in January, another week at Harvard in March; and the NABJ convention in August.

Deadline:Applications must be postmarked by October 1 and mailed to:

The NABJ/New York Times Leadership Academy
Attn: Dana Canedy
Senior Editor
PO Box 2690
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108

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