Knight Law and Media Scholars Program Created to Train Legal Journos

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By: E&P Staff

Yale Law School has announced the creation of the Knight Law and Media Scholars Program, a program to train legal journalists which will be developed with grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The school won $2.5 million challenge grant to create the program, and the challenge will match grants to give the program a $5 million total endowment to keep the program going in the future.

The program is to include both media and law courses, as well as scholars, research fellowships, summer internships, career counseling, and an annual training program for midcareer journalists.

“We think Yale is positioned to become the center of media law thinking in the nation,” said Eric Newton, vice president of Knight?s journalism program in a written statement. “With this grant, Yale will help train the next generation’s leading legal journalists and media lawyers.”

The Knight Media Scholars in the program will be chosen from among Yale’s J.D. and graduate law students.

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