Opportunity for Journalism Students

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Aol's hyper local project called Patch says that it will be the largest employer of upcoming journalists. Patch U is teaming up with several universities and giving journalism students the opportunity for internships. New journalists are going to define the media and how we use it and Patch is committed to preparing them for this.

Schools such as Stanford and New York University's journalism programs are taking part in this opportunity. They will have the change to write leads, cover stories, be at events, shoot photo and video, and the editing process. This is a great experience for the students to get a taste of the life as a journalist.

However, with the world of journalism heading down hill this opportunity may not be as good as it would have been ten years ago. Journalism students may be getting the experience but then are finding it hard to get a job after college. They end up putting their stories out there for free Patch is avoiding exploiting students by limiting them to a two month unpaid internship.



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