The E.W. Scripps Company, with support from Google, created a multiyear initiative to transition experienced journalists with primarily print news backgrounds into broadcast news careers: the Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative.
The program provides midcareer transitions into video-driven storytelling through extensive training and support, including mentoring, job shadowing, hands-on work and individual coaching. Additional learning opportunities may include professional conferences, programs through the Google News Initiative, Poynter, journalism school programs, National Association of Broadcasters or Society of Professional Journalists.
Journalists selected for participation in the program will be hired into full-time career positions in Scripps local and national newsrooms. Positions may include investigative reporter/producer/executive producer, specialty/beat reporter, manager, digital reporter, data journalist, managing editor, story editor, documentary script writer, assignment editor.
The inaugural class of print journalists began their careers across Scripps local and national media newsrooms on Jan. 9, officially launching the Google-backed Journalism Journey Initiative.
Jim Iovino has more than 25 years of experience as a print and multimedia journalist. He served most recently as visiting assistant professor of media innovation at West Virginia University, where he developed and directed the NewStart Newspaper Ownership Initiative – a program that focuses on recruiting, training and supporting the next generation of community newspaper owners and publishers across the country. Prior to joining WVU, Iovino was deputy managing editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting for its Tree of Life massacre coverage. Iovino managed all digital editorial initiatives at the Post-Gazette, including driving audience-first and digital subscription efforts. Previously, Iovino was senior news editor of operations for NBC-owned stations’ digital properties across the country. He also served as digital managing editor for the NBC station in Washington, D.C., and was a digital editor for TV stations in Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.
If you have questions about the program please e-mail Neal Bennett, senior acquisition talent partner.
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