The program brought high school students into the newsroom to work alongside seasoned professionals and has long been a pipeline, sending local, diverse talent to prominent journalism careers. “It shrinks the minority talent pipeline that the industry desperately needs,” says Bowdeya Tweh, a former apprentice who is now a business reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer.
+ “Too much newsroom diversity reliant on poaching a handful of journalists of color from other outlets – not building a pipeline of new talent,” tweets Wesley Lowery (@wesleylowery)
+ Diversity in the robot reporter newsroom (Nick Diakopoulos)
+ Should J-schools teach advocacy journalism? Montreal’s Concordia University’s journalism department is considering turning its graduate diploma into a global journalism program that trains students to report for international NGOs (J-Source)