The goal of this institute is to train up-and-coming news leaders with diverse backgrounds and help them develop core strategic leadership skills.
For two days, the institute will provide leadership and management training for new and mid-level leaders from organizations across all news platforms in the United States. It is tailored to address the most pressing issues for newsroom leaders and the basic skills needed to lead and drive change. Some of the topics on the program include coaching and feedback, leadership style, news values in digital platforms and social media environments, goal-setting and strategy, financial leadership, and technology and innovation.
The institute is underwritten by generous contributions from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Loyola University Chicago School of Communication and the American Press Institute.
Interested candidates need to apply by filling out an online form by Aug. 18. The form includes a resume, a brief statement on goals for the institute and a nomination letter from a supervisor. Candidates will be notified of their application decision via email, and those accepted will be required to fill out a skills survey by Aug. 25.
For accepted candidates, two nights of hotel (Sept. 5-6) will be provided at the Anaheim Marriott, the conference hotel for the EIJ conference.
Travel reimbursements (airfare, baggage fees and/or mileage) of up to $500 per participant are available after the institute. Please submit a receipt to Jiyoung Won at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Emerging Leaders Institute-NABJ reimbursement."