CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program


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March 13-17, 2019

The CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program is an intensive hands-on workshop led by professionals at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina journalism faculty in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The program is for college seniors or graduate students within six months of graduation and pursuing broadcast careers as:

  • Producers
  • Reporters
  • Photojournalists
  • Web Editors

This is a highly competitive fellowship for 12 top students. Fellows whose universities are within 250 miles of Raleigh will receive a $500 stipend for travel, meals and lodging. Fellows between 251 and 500 miles will receive a $750 stipend. Those whose universities are farther than 501 miles from Raleigh will receive a $1000 stipend.


What to expect

During the five-day workshop, you may expect to:

  • Produce reports and newscasts in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Create clips for your professional reel
  • Make invaluable industry contacts

View the 2016 CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship newscasts A and newscasts B.


"It wasn't because of the stipend we received or the name or prestige that made it great — it was the actual experience I had working as a real reporter. The skills I gained, the people I met and got to work with, the exposure of working in a real newsroom and the tangible product I left with is what made it enjoyable. It's a door-opener and a skill-builder."
Kiara Palmer

2013 Fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Not only was the fellowship beneficial for my reel, it also put me in a position to network with industry professionals who were able to get me where I needed to be."
Anna-Lysa Gayle
2013 Fellow from Howard University

“From learning what news directors looked for in a resume reel to having a better understanding of what makes a solid news story, this program played a pivotal role in helping me land my first job.”
Nickelle Smith
2014 Fellow from the University of Florida



Applications are due by Dec. 7, 2018

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