Highlights from VOICES 2016

Highlights from VOICES 2016

By AAJA National

  The VOICES Class of 2016 alongside their mentors. This year, 16 students were selected to take part in the VOICES program during the AAJA convention in Las Vegas from August 8-13. Eight journalists volunteered to take part as mentors and editors. New initiatives this year included pre-conference Google Hangout seminars on data journalism, a database project


Alumni testimonial: How VOICES helped me

Alumni testimonial: How VOICES helped me

Name: Aneri Pattani VOICES Year: 2015 (San Francisco) Current Position: student at Northeastern University; weekend metro reporter at the Boston Globe     VOICES Connection: VOICES showed me the value of pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. During the convention, I


Apply for AAJA Scholarships, Internships and Grants

Apply for AAJA Scholarships, Internships and Grants

Open Now Sports Journalism Institute: One week of intensive training plus an eight-week paid sports journalism internship available upon completion. The application deadline is Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This


Why Should You Support VOICES?

Why Should You Support VOICES?

Name: Dominique Fong VOICES year and role: 2010 (Los Angeles) Current position: Reporter, The Wall Street Journal     Why should you support AAJA VOICES? VOICES gives our community a chance to help put young journalists to the test:


Apply for VOICES Faculty now

Apply for VOICES Faculty now

The VOICES AAJA college leadership and mentoring program is now looking for faculty for 2016. APPLY NOW! Interested professionals that want to volunteer time to attend the AAJA national convention and work closely with journalism students


Meet Our VOICES Alumni: Davey Kim

Meet Our VOICES Alumni: Davey Kim

Name: Davey Kim VOICES year and role: 2013 NYC Current position: Radio producer and sound designer, NPR/WNYC’s Snap Judgment   Journo chops, networking, career path shaping, mentorship… the list goes on and on in what the VOICES program has to


Kay Nguyen: Why I support AAJA VOICES

Kay Nguyen: Why I support AAJA VOICES

Name: Kay Nguyen VOICES year and role: student, 2011 (Detroit, Michigan) Current position: Content curator, Facebook VOICES connection   I’m a content curator at Facebook in New York City. It’s vague, but I get to use my news judgment


VOICES Celebrates 25th Anniversary

VOICES Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Voices is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. More than 700 developing journalists have taken part in this unique leadership development and mentoring program. From national news institutions to Silicon Valley, check out some


AAJA Announces Participants for 2015 VOICES Program

AAJA Announces Participants for 2015 VOICES Program

VOICES is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 at the 25th annual AAJA National Convention in San Francisco, CA August 12 – 15. For more than two decades, VOICES has had a long track


VOICES 2014: Where Are They Now?

VOICES 2014: Where Are They Now?

It’s been eight months since the conclusion of the VOICES 2014 program, which took place in Washington, D.C. in August 2014. Where have they gone? Check out the successes of our VOICES alumni, some


Melanie Balakit: What VOICES Taught Me

Melanie Balakit: What VOICES Taught Me

Name: Melanie Balakit VOICES year and role: 2014 (Washington, D.C.) Current position: K-12 education reporter, The Tennessean VOICES connection VOICES taught me the importance of networking. Throughout the week, we had a contest to see who could collect


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