BALTIMORE—As broadcasters struggle to find new talent, Sinclair Broadcast Group is stepping up its efforts to attract and train new journalists by hosting a News Reporter Academy, an interactive workshop for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.
The workshop will take place on March 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. PT.
Now in its second year, the News Reporter Academy is hosted by Sinclair’s corporate news operation and is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to work in a newsroom and interact with teams news from Sinclair.
During the three-hour interactive session, students will learn the basics of news reporting and investigative storytelling, managing a social media presence, how to look and sound their best on camera and how to wrap a CV and a reel, Sinclair said.
The News Reporter Academy builds on Sinclair’s success with its Producer Academy. This separate effort, which targets students interested in pursuing a career in digital or broadcast news production, is now in its fifth year.
The News Reporter Academy is free and open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Students must pre-register by March 25. Registration is limited to 150 students and an .edu email address is required. Registration is available here.