Chevrolet wrapped up its first journalism fellowship created to support the next generation of African-American journalists and storytellers.
Its “Discover the Unexpected” program connected journalism students from Howard University’s School of Communications gained real journalism experience by working at newspapers across the country.
Eight fellows gained real journalism experience by working at the National Newspaper Publishers Association newspapers across the country and used the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu during their reporting assignments to help them discover real news stories. Working in pairs, they were matched with NNPA professional advisors at the Atlanta Voice, the Chicago Defender, the Michigan Chronicle, and the Washington Informer.
The fellows joined leaders from Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association along with invited guests to wrap up their experience. Michelle Matthews-Alexander, diversity marketing manager at Chevrolet, awarded the fellows with a special certificate of achievement for their journalism work this past summer and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr., president and CEO of NNPA, discussed how the fellows worked with veteran journalists to gain hands-on experience.
To find out more about the program and to view the fellows’ stories, visit www.nnpa.org/dtu.