Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship over winter break

Students are invited to apply for a special program that will give them an intensive, week-long newsroom experience during winter break in one of the nation’s leading TV markets.

Multimedia journalism students from underrepresented groups who are within 12 months of graduation are encouraged to apply for the seventh annual Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship in Phoenix Jan. 5-10. Ten top students from leading U.S. journalism schools will be immersed into the newsroom of KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, the nation’s 13th largest market. The fellows will have the unique opportunity to be part of the KPHO news team and produce their own reports with KPHO staff throughout the week. Fellows also will participate in seminars with leading KPHO journalists and executives. The Meredith-Cronkite program, which will go far beyond any previous internship-type experience for your students, will end with the fellows producing a newscast that should provide an outstanding resume tape.

Each out-of-town fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend to cover travel, meal, hotel and other expenses. Students may use surplus funds for their tuition and fees back at your school.

The program is a partnership of Meredith Corporation, the parent company of KPHO-TV, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Meredith Corporation is supporting this program in the hopes of recruiting top students from underrepresented groups into their 14 TV stations around the country.

We are seeking students preparing for careers as multimedia journalists.

Interested students can submit their application online by emailing Catalina Monsalve at In a single document, please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Link to your resume “reel” on either YouTube or Vimeo, or a link to your website
  • Names and contact information for three references

You can also submit your application by sending the items listed above to:

The Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee c/o Catalina Monsalve
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Ave., Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248

Application materials must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. We lo