Stanford-Univision Journalism Fellowship
In 2012 Univision Communications, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, launched partnership with the Stanford University Graduate Program in Journalism. As part of the program, graduates from Stanford University will be hired by Univision for an initial six-month period at Univision’s Miami, Los Angeles, New York, or Washington D.C. offices, and will be assigned to one of Univision’s News division units: documentary, investigative, and new media — including English language content.
Univision and ABC News recently announced a joint venture for news and documentary content to be carried on multi platforms aimed at the Hispanic U.S marketplace – the fastest growing market segment in the country. “Establishing a pipeline for young talent is critical to the future of journalism and to Univision News specifically in its leadership position of serving the needs of the fast growing Hispanic U.S. market regarding social issues, trends, political and economic developments,” said Isaac Lee, president of Univision News.
Fellows will be treated as Univision employees and will be supervised and evaluated by each of the Unit’s coordinators. Univision will provide training and evaluation for each fellow when they begin the program. At the completion of the fellowship, the fellows may be considered for a permanent position at Univision.
The fellows will be assigned to the following units:
- Documentary Unit
The documentary fellows will be in charge of assisting the head of documentaries in the production of original feature-length documentaries for Univision, a Unit which has already produced and aired 2 successful documentaries (Infiltrados and La Amenaza Irani). The fellows will do camera-work, editing, research, and production.
- Investigative Unit
Investigative fellows will conduct their own investigations and assist in research and the production of original content.
- Univision New Media Unit
The Univision New Media Unit fellows will be responsible for editing and curating content, as well as producing original content for Univision News’ new media platforms, including blogs, social media, and English language news.
Eligibility & Deadline: Nov. 12, 2012
The person selected should have extensive journalism experience, either as a student journalist, or as an intern at a newspaper, or a combination of both. The person will be selected on the basis of journalism qualifications including digital media skills, interest in the future of news, knowledge of social issues, trends, politics and economics, and issues of interest to the growing Hispanic U.S. market. Applicants do not have to be fluent in Spanish.
As part of the application for the Univision Internship, applicants must write a cover letter outlining these interests and skill sets. The internship will start the summer following selection, and include those completing a degree just before the internship.
There is no application form. Applicants send (print copies of) a cover letter, resume, six of their best bylined clips, multimedia stories and/or samples of digital media work by Nov. 12, 2012 to: Student Services Manager, Department of Communication, Room 100, McClatchy Hall/Building 120, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, or email the Student Services Administrator.
A committee of the Stanford journalism faculty will evaluate the applicants who will be interviewed by Univision.
2012 Fellow: Emily DeRuy
About Univision Communications Inc
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S., regardless of language, and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S., reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households and Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings — De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit, and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series, and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.