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Fairfax Media Interns Training At Wintec


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18 December 2007


Fairfax Media Interns Chosen For Training At Wintec

Fairfax Media has named 19 prospective journalists to undergo training at preferred journalism schools as part of the company’s 2008 intern scheme.
Matt Bowen, Ben Stanley and Katie Stone have been chosen for Fairfax Media internships, studying at Wintec from 2008.

The scheme aims to bring a fresh approach to the hiring of young journalists. Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) is one of the journalism schools chosen by Fairfax to encourage editorial excellence while fostering journalists with ongoing training and satisfactory career paths.

Fairfax Media, New Zealand’s largest media organisation, owns nine daily newspapers including The Waikato Times, The Dominion Post and The Press, two national Sunday newspapers, magazines, a magazine publishing business, an increasing range of web-related operations, and more than 50 community newspapers including the Hamilton Press throughout the country.

Matt Bowen, Ben Stanley and Katie Stone will undergo training for a Diploma or Graduate Diploma in Journalism at Wintec.
“We thank the journalism schools for their support in this important programme,” Mr Thompson said.

Another successful objective of the intern scheme is to encourage a greater diversity of student to consider taking up journalism.

All interns are selected by Fairfaxeditors in conjunction with the approved institutions. The selection process includes interviews and testing of each applicant's writing skills, general knowledge and journalistic aptitude.

Applicants to the scheme nominate which publication they would like to work for on successful completion of the year-long journalism course and, where possible, that wish will be accommodated.

During course holidays, participants will be employed by their nominated publication. During this time, they will work with experienced journalists and have a mentor to offer support and guidance.

On the successful completion of their course, participants will be reimbursed for their course fees. Successful applicants will be bonded to Fairfax for two years.
132 people had applied.

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