National Journalism Center

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The National Journalism Center (NJC), established in 1977 by conservative journalist M. Stanton Evans, is an American political organization. It runs programs and internships for journalism students to educate them on professional journalism, and conservative political issues and values.


In dozens of 12-week sessions, the program provides journalism training and on-the-job experience in the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States. NJC works with their interns in developing unbiased reporting skills on various topics, focusing mainly on politics and public policy. NJC has placed interns at more than 50 outside outlets, including ABC, BBC, Black Entertainment Television, CNN, Larry King Live, National Journal, Nation's Business, Newsweek, Roll Call, The City Paper, The Hill, The New Republic, United Press International, The Washingtonian, Where Magazine and other media.

Various speakers, including noted NJC alumni, caucus with interns as they learn political reporting in Washington, D.C. every summer, fall and spring. Intern groups are small and focus on networking and socialization. The 12-week sessions include tours of The White House, Library of Congress and panel discussions based on objective, conservative views. Though the program does not accept or deny placement in regard to political preference, intern placements are often in well-known conservative publications.

Internships are selective, drawing from across the United States and Canada. Each intern is given a monthly stipend to cover living and transportation costs in the District.

Discussion groups[edit]

Placements are punctuated with weekly discussion groups held at the National Press Club, where the NJC offices are located. Guest speakers include noted journalists, alumni, and lobbyists that share the NJC's political stance. Question and answer allotments allow the interns to gain insight to the workings of practicing journalists.

Discussion groups are moderated by an academic director after breakfast, where topics such as education reform, euthanasia, the American prison system, abortion, and election policy are discussed.

Notable alumni[1][edit]

Several NJC alumni have gone on to author books.[2]


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