National Press Club

Journalism Institute receives $25K donation to scholarship fund from NBC News, MSNBC

April 3, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will receive an unexpected contribution of $25,000 to its Diversity Scholarship fund from NBC News and MSNBC.

"MSNBC's gift goes to the heart of one of our core beliefs for many years, supporting talented future journalists who reflect our society's rich diversity. We are grateful that NBC News shares our vision to be the world's leading professional organization for journalists,” said NPC President Jeff Ballou.

“Each year, our diversity scholarship winners share their stories about events in their lives that have inspired them to want to be journalists," said Barbara Cochran, Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting at the University of Missouri, and president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute. "Many have succeeded in spite of incredibly difficult circumstances. This gift from NBC News and MSNBC ensures that their voices are heard, and that future newsrooms fully reflect the communities they serve.”

The Journalism Institute is the non-profit affiliate of the Press Club. It is committed to offering practical training to journalists and communications professionals working in a rapidly changing media environment. The Institute is home to the Club’s competitive diversity scholarship program, as well as prestigious journalism awards that recognize professional journalists who have produced outstanding work for the public good.