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.
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.
- John Berlau, director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Ann Coulter, conservative author, commentator and columnist
- Michael Fumento, conservative author and attorney
- John Fund, columnist, National Review Online and senior editor, The American Spectator
- Maggie Gallagher, conservative author, commentator and columnist
- Malcolm Gladwell, author and staff writer, The New Yorker
- Daniel T. Griswold, co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization, Mercatus Center
- Greg Gutfeld, Fox News television host and author
- Steven F. Hayward, author and professor, Pepperdine University
- Michael Johns, national Tea Party movement co-founder, conservative commentator and former White House speechwriter
- Laurel Kenner, financial writer
- Cliff Kincaid, director of the Center for Investigative Journalism, Accuracy in Media
- Rachel Marsden, conservative columnist and commentator
- Jason Mattera, conservative activist and writer
- William McGurn, columnist, The Wall Street Journal and former White House speechwriter
- Richard Miniter, founder, American Media Institute, author and journalist
- Brian Patrick Mitchell, writer and political theorist
- Terry Moran, former co-anchor, Nightline and journalist
- Doug Phillips, Christian author and attorney
- Debbie Schlussel, conservative author and commentator
Several NJC alumni have gone on to author books.
- National Journalism Center, "Books and Alumni," retrieved February 6, 2017.
- NJC Alumni Books, National Journalism Center web site