The Cronkite School at Arizona State University is seeking applicants for the first group of newsroom leaders to be trained through the Editorial Integrity and Leadership Initiative. The project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, seeks to improve the editorial capacity of public media journalism by building the expertise of 100 editors. The first round of applications is open now with a deadline of January 1, 2019.
All expenses will be paid, and training will be developed by one of the premier journalism schools in the country, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The program will be led by Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair at Cronkite and former editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She just completed co-authoring a book on women leaders in the media.
The application form is available here. When considering applying for the program, individuals should be aware of the following:
- Minimum 5 years experience in journalism as reporter, editor, producer or manager.
- Leadership readiness, evidenced through current position, recommendations.
- Experience in multi-platform production (radio, TV, digital) and/or editing.
- Letter of support from station leadership with statement of goals for the training.
- Candidate must complete preparatory readings and assessment in the weeks before the program begins.
- Candidate must attend onsite training events.
- Candidate must commit to a three-month training and study plan.
- Candidate must agree to weekly calls with coach and to complete coaching assignments.
- Candidate’s station management must support fellowship attendance and provide regular feedback.
- Candidate must be willing to “pay it forward” by sharing what they’ve learned with subsequent classes and with people in their organization.