New Politico Journalism Institute will focus on training and diversity


In July, 10 college juniors and seniors will be the first to be part of Politico Journalism Institute, a new project announced Thursday. All costs for the July 31 through August 8 session will be covered. The students will work closely with reporters and editors at Politico.

“Since POLITICO launched more than seven years ago, we have made training the next generation a priority with programs like the POLITICO Fellowship, and with an overall dedication to hiring young journalists,” said POLITICO Publisher Robert Allbritton. “We’re thrilled now to have this unique opportunity to give students from diverse backgrounds the chance to come to Washington and experience, in real time, how journalism works.”

According to Politico, the program will get guidance from American University School of Communication and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

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