The Legislative Gazette is seeking journalism and multi-media interns to serve as writers, photographers, copy editors, social media editors, podcast producers, and video content producers for the spring 2024 semester. More than $10K is available to provide Scholarships for qualified students (preference given to underrepresented students and those with financial hardship).
Student reporters will cover live press conferences in the statehouse in Albany, interview state senators and Assembly members, report on the Governor’s budget, attend rallies and protests, and meet with advocates on a variety of issues. Student reporters will produce breaking news, enterprise stories, short documentaries and daily news videos from the State Capitol and the Hudson Valley.
Following the Governor’s State of the State Address in January, student reporters will be producing articles and other media content on issues such as housing, mental health, public safety and gun control, climate change, minimum wage, and reproductive health laws.
In addition to covering the State Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and the State Budget process this spring, Gazette interns are also needed to work on the newspaper’s new podcast “Not for Print,” produce video news segments, manage social media accounts and assist with the Hudson Valley Media Project – a collaborative project aimed at building relationships and sharing content with media and community partners across the Hudson Valley.
The Gazette’s Albany newsroom is equipped with new cameras and lenses, audio recorders, tripods, gimbals, lighting, microphones, Mac books and other equipment needed for producing multi-media content in a busy news environment. Additionally, a $15,000 grant from the Ottaway Foundation will go toward building a new website before June 2024. There’s so much excitement at the Gazette – it’s a great time to be a part of this growing publication!
Prior knowledge of state government and politics is not required. This is a great opportunity to learn about professional news gathering and reporting, practice the skills you learned in the classroom, learn editing and news publishing techniques, social media strategies, and marketing and media management. Interns will work alongside journalists from news outlets such as The New York Times, The Associated Press, Politico, WAMC, The New York Post, Newsday, the Albany Times Union, and regional newspapers from across New York.
For more information about the internship, job duties, and the application process, please send resume to Professor James Gormley at email@example.com