History

NJC has graduated more than 2,250 journalists from its program, beginning in 1977. Today, we estimate almost 1,000 continue to work in media and media-related positions at a variety of organizations, including many conservative outlets and publications. In addition, NJC alumni have written more than 100 books, some of which have developed from ideas and projects at the National Journalism Center.

In 2001, NJC became a project of Young America’s Foundation. Today, NJC utilizes the Foundation’s many resources, speakers, and student and campus contacts to continue to reach and educate increasing numbers of young people interested in becoming truth-seeking journalists.

NJC alumni succeed after their internships because of the rigorous training they receive while in the program. The training consists of hands-on experience at trusted media outlets and also incorporates educational seminars at Young America’s Foundation headquarters. The focused classroom experience equips NJC interns with the skills they need to become assets to their placements and future employers. NJC emphasizes technical skills as well as a thorough understanding of the biased nature of our news today.

National Journalism Center interns hear from numerous speakers throughout each session. Speakers range from all mediums, including print, digital, radio, and broadcast, providing students with broad understanding of journalism as a profession. Leading policy experts, commentators, and writers also ensure students learn the basic tenants of conservatism and free enterprise—ideas not taught at most journalism schools.

Past NJC speakers include:

  • Tucker Carlson, host, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News
  • Alex Marlow, editor-in-chief, Breitbart
  • Christopher Bedford, editor-in-chief, Daily Caller News Foundation
  • Tim Carney, commentary editor, Washington Examiner
  • Gabby Morrongiello, White House correspondent, Washington Examiner
  • Congressman Alex Mooney
  • Katie Pavlich, editor, Townhall.com
  • David Keene, editor, Washington Times

NJC participants are often rising seniors or recent graduates, so an emphasis is placed on developing valuable workplace skills to assist all students in their job searches. The program also offers networking opportunities, sessions on resume crafting and interview skills, and valuable career coaching during and after the program.

If you would like to become a part of this esteemed program, we encourage you to contact the National Journalism Center for more information.