Reuters awards NABJ scholarships to Northwestern, CUNY students
Reuters announced Tuesday the winners of two Reuters-National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) scholarships for graduate journalism programs — JayJuan Jones at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Randi Love at CUNY’s Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
Each student will receive a value of more than $40,000 in tuition and credits for the 2021-2022 academic year, funded by Reuters and the schools.
The winners will also receive a variety of training opportunities in the Reuters newsroom, including access to mentoring by Reuters journalists.
Jones is a master’s candidate at Northwestern Medill, specializing in politics, policy and foreign affairs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University. Jones is a freelance journalist who has volunteered to serve veterans through the National Honor Society and has written, directed and produced two full-length plays examining societal issues such as interracial relationships and socio-economic disparities of love. Jones is a Chicago native and leads a youth ministry through his family’s church.
Love received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an associate’s degrees in public relations, photojournalism and journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College. After a short stint working for a small newspaper in Northern California, Love enrolled at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and expects to complete her master’s program in December 2022.
“Reuters is committed to building a diverse and inclusive newsroom – it is paramount to our organization and for the news industry at large,” said Alessandra Galloni, editor-in-chief of Reuters, in a statement. “Our partnership with NABJ offers us the opportunity to support the next generation of journalists as we work to build a newsroom that better reflects the world we cover.”