Deadline Changed For Minority Executives Fellowship Program

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By: E&P Staff

In a departure from past years, the McCormick Tribune Fellowship (MTF) has set an application deadline for participation in the program for 2008-2009 of June 2, 2008.

In the past, fellows were chosen in October, during the organization’s Fall Forum. This year’s Fellowship class will have the advantage of being on board to attend the Forum this October, MTF said.

“The new application deadline will enhance the value and experience for this year’s incoming Fellows,” said MTF director Ava Greenwell. “They’ll get a running start on networking with peers and diving into the issues discussed at the Forum. They can take that momentum to the executive development programs they’ll attend later in the year.”

MTF is designed to increase the number and impact of minority executives in the media business. Fellows attend executive education programs at the Media Management Center at Northwestern University. Fellows from newspapers, magazines, digital and new media attend the Advanced Executive Program.

Eight media executives of color are selected each year for the McCormick Tribune Fellows. Along with executive education participation, they become part of the “Fellows Braintrust community of multicultural senior media managers and executives,” MTF said.

Candidates are nominated by senior leaders in the media industry based on their professional achievements, innovative approach to the business, and career potential.

Application information is available at www.MTFellows.org.

The MTF program is funded by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, and administered by Northwestern University’s Media Management Center in cooperation with the National Association of Multicultural Media Executives and the National Association of Broadcasters.

Some 81 media executives have completed the one-year program since its 1998 inception.

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