The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute Welcomes the NYCJ class of Fall 2018!

The McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute Welcomes the NYCJ class of Fall 2018!

NEW YORK – The Seventh class of the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) arrived in August from all over the United States and Uganda. The class of 14 students represent 11 different universities.

They will participate in the unique semester-long, off-campus study program operated by the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King’s College in NYC. The students live in student housing at King’s, where they take three classes, including capstone courses with Prof. Terry Mattingly, a syndicated religion columnist, and Prof. Paul Glader, a former staff writer at The Wall Street Journal. Under the guidance of Prof. Clemente Lisi (former deputy head of news at the New York Daily News), they also work 20 hours per week in a newsroom in NYC, earning six academic credits under and pursuing at least one byline per week for their portfolios.

Here is a roster of the Fall 2018 class of NYCJ

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Brianna Kudisch is a journalism major from Taylor Univeristy in Upland, Ind.. She will be interning at The Brooklyn Paper, a weekly broadsheet that covers news related exclusively to the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

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Brooke Sargent is a Broadcast Journalism major from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. She will be interning at Newsweek, on the video desk.

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Cassidy Klein is a journalism and philosophy double major from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. She will be interning at The Queens Ledger, a weekly community newspaper for Queens, NY.

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Emma Miller is an English major from Messiah College in Grantham, PA. She will be interning at The Queens Courier, a local paper in Queens, NY.

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Goldene Brown is a Multimedia Journalism major from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. She will be interning at the New York Daily News.

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Jenna Miller is a Journalism major from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. She will be interning at The Story Exchange, a media organization telling stories of women entrepreneurs.

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Josh Towner is a journalism major from Bethel University in Minneapolis Minn. He will be interning at The Queens Courier, a community paper in Queens, NY.

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Julianna Hernandez is a Journalism and Integrated Media major at Biola University from La Mirada in Calif. She will be interning at the New York Daily News.

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Kassidy Vavra is a Journalism, Culture and Society major from The King’s College. She will be interning at the New York Daily News.

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Kennedy Weber is a Multimedia Journalism and Political Science major from Milligan College in Tenn.. She will be interning at Providence Magazine, a journal of Christianity and American foreign policy.

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Marlee Drake is a Journalism major from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif. She will be interning at Newsweek, on the video desk.

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Nathan Foster is a Dual major in Sports Journalism and Public Relations from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. He will be interning at Newsweek.

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Princess Jones is a Multimedia Journalism major from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville Tenn.. She will be interning at the New York Amsterdam News, the oldest black newspaper in the country.

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Ruth Rose Akongo is a journalism and media major from Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda. She will be interning at Providence Magazine, a journal of Christianity and American foreign policy.

King’s Graduating Senior Jessica Mathews Selected As Dow Jones News Fund Intern

King’s Graduating Senior Jessica Mathews Selected As Dow Jones News Fund Intern

By MPJI Staff

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King’s graduating senior Jessica Mathews is interning at Source Media publication Financial Planning as a Dow Jones News Fund intern this summer, a prestigious program that selects top journalism students nationwide for training programs and paid Summer internships.

"I couldn't have had more support from the journalism program at King's, and I am going to sorely miss the staff and advisers of the newspaper that work so hard to strengthen our writing and reporting technique," said Mathews. "The EST community has been like family this past year. At the same time, I am excited for the next stage of my life. If there's one thing that King's has taught me—there's always more to learn, so I better start now."

During her four years at King’s, Mathews developed as a strong feature writer and editorial leader. She served as editor in chief of The Empire State Tribune student news platform and magazine her senior year. She interned at CNBC.com in the Fall of 2017.

“Jess showed talent as a feature writer early on in journalism classes and she worked hard to pick up news reporting skills,” said Professor Paul Glader. “Her persistence is paying off.”

The Dow Jones News Fund will send 82 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as data and digital journalists, business reporters and multiplatform editors in paid internships at 63 of the nation’s leading news organizations. The News Fund received more than 730 applications last fall. 

Interns attend one-week summer internship residencies at five journalism schools in May and June before reporting to work. Those returning to college at the end of a successful summer receive $1,000 scholarships.

Twenty students, including Mathews, attended the business reporting program at New York University, led by Paul Glader, an associate professor at The King’s College, director of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute and award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter. Glader received a grant from the Dow Jones News Fund to lead the program for the second year in a row. During the training program at NYU, students visit The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast, the New York Stock Exchange and learn about business journalism from leading business journalists.

Two students who attended the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) at The King’s College in Fall of 2017 also landed spots in the DJNF internship program. Michael “Blake” Alsup, a journalism student at University of Mississippi, will intern at The Detroit News this summer. Annabelle Blair, a graduating senior from Taylor University in Indiana, will intern at the Pacific Coast Business Times. Other students from The King’s College are interning at news media outlets such as Salon.com, FathomAway, EuroNews, The Story Exchange, RealVision, Stacker and Newsweek this spring and summer.

Mathews was also given the John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute outstanding journalist award as a graduating senior. “When a terror attack struck lower Manhattan this past Halloween, Jessica went to the location and talked to witnesses about what they had seen,” said Clemente Lisi, when giving her the award. “When the time came this semester for her to be a leader, she rose to the occasion. As editor in chief of The Empire State Tribune, she was not afraid to make tough choices while also working with those around her to make them better.”

American City Business Journals Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader and Garry Howard, residency directors
May 28 – June 3 | #djnfBizACBJ18

Anna Ayers, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Business Times; Kyle Cotton, University of Texas, Arlington, San Antonio Business Journal; Fiona Kelliher, Stanford University, San Francisco Business Times; Johnathan Lievonen, University of Florida, South Florida Business Journal; Harrison Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Triangle Business Journal; Rachel Rippetoe, University of Portland, Nashville Business Journal; Olivia Rockeman, University of California, Davis, Sacramento Business Journal; Kennedy Rose, Syracuse University, Philadelphia Business Journal; Mollie Simon, University of Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle; Kyle Swenson, University of Central Florida, Orlando Business Journal.

DJNF Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader, residency director
May 21 – 27 | #djnfBiz18

Blake Alsup, University of Mississippi, The Detroit News; Chental-Song Bembry, Hampton University, American Banker; Annabelle Blair, Taylor University, Pacific Coast Business Times; Danielle Chemtob, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Wall Street Journal; Alexandra Garfinkle, New York University, TheStreet, Inc.; Frank Gargano, Stony Brook University, American Banker; Oscar Gonzalez, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, TheStreet, Inc.; Caroline Hroncich, Columbia University, Thomson Reuters; Jessica Mathews, The King’s College, Financial Planning; Alexander Nicoll, University of Arkansas, TheStreet, Inc.; Brendan Pedersen, DePaul University, BusinessDen; Jack Pitcher, University of Oregon, The Daily Progress; Rachel Ramirez, University of Portland, Advertising Specialty Institute; Taylor Rogers, New York University, TheStreet, Inc.; Mengqi Sun, Columbia University, The Wall Street Journal; Kaitlyn Wang, New York University, Geekwire.

King's Team Navigates Politically-Charged Discussions in Indonesia

King's Team Navigates Politically-Charged Discussions in Indonesia

In The King’s College’s first International Venture to Indonesia, Professor Robert Carle and the team of four students found themselves spending much of their first week in tense discussions about the role of blasphemy laws in Indonesia society since the Christian governor of Jakarta was recently found guilty of blasphemy against the Qur’an.

Professor Paul Glader Announced as Visiting Professor at Columbia University

Professor Paul Glader Announced as Visiting Professor at Columbia University

Paul Glader, associate professor of journalism, media and entrepreneurship and director of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King’s College, has been named as the Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for the Spring 2018 semester.

Paul Glader: ‘Has Truth Been Trumped?’

Paul Glader: ‘Has Truth Been Trumped?’

Communications and journalism students show off their work, then listen to a former Wall Street Journal reporter talk about how we parse news and truth as journalists and Christians.