By Talbert Toole
Video courtesy of The King’s College
The Big Apple offers a multitude of avenues for success such as Wall Street, Broadway and 5th Avenue.
Now, Ole Miss students have the option to explore another opportunity to expand their resumes and the diversity of journalism in New York City through the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) at The King’s College—a Christian liberal arts college—in lower Manhattan, near the New York Stock Exchange.
Paul Glader, a Wall Street Journal veteran, will visit the University of Mississippi on Nov. 6-7 to speak with classes regarding the program and give a guest lecture.
“We are proud of the 14 students in the program this fall from 11 different universities, who are landing bylines and video credits at news outlets such as the New York Daily News, Newsweek and The New York Amsterdam News,” Glader said.
Glader said he believes this particular program is bringing needed diversity to the media ecosystem in New York City, along with helping top student journalists who are from underrepresented backgrounds, location and ethnicities find their path to journalism opportunities in New York City.
The University of Mississippi is one of 34 schools to partner with the NYCJ program, sending three students in past semesters.
In addition to tours, students who have been accepted into the program take three classes at The King’s College, including entrepreneurial journalism, which involves newsroom tours of media outlets such as Buzzfeed, The Associated Press and The New York Times.
Students will study with Glader along with former New York Daily News editor Clemente Lisi and syndicated religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Students who are interested in the NYCJ program can apply can apply here for the early deadline for spring 2019.
For more information on the program, students and faculty can reach NYCJ’s admissions director, Eleni Glader, at firstname.lastname@example.org.