NBCUniversal News Group gifts Clark Atlanta University with NBCU Academy! They have invested $6.5 million to provide an on-site curriculum, which offers an hands-on learning experience to CAU students.
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NBCUniversal News Group announced that they are launching a NBCU Academy on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. The newsgroup is investing an astonishing $6.5 million for the new and innovative program. The multiplatform journalism training and development program will be a curated, hands-on learning experience that was designed for students attending a four-year university and/or community college.
NBCUniversal News Group will team up with professors to develop seminar courses and provide equipment for the classrooms. Journalists, executives, and management from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo will participate as guest lecturers to provide real-world insight and mentorship.
“Words cannot express how appreciative we are to be selected to offer a world-class initiative such as NBCU Academy to our students at Clark Atlanta University,” said Dr. George T. French Jr., president of Clark Atlanta University. “Such a partnership will support our vision to produce the best qualified, experienced, and globally competitive students to not only enter the journalism and communications industry but to excel in it.”
In addition to bringing NBCU Academy to CAU’s campus, NBCUniversal News Group partnered up with 16 other institutions including HBCUs. Their mission was to reach students from underrepresented groups including those from diverse racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, economic, and geographic backgrounds.
Academic partners include:
Clark Atlanta University
Borough of Manhattan Community College
California State University
El Camino College
Florida International University
Institute of American Indian Arts
Miami Dade College
Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
The City College of New York
University of North Texas
University of Texas at El Paso
The Xavier University of Louisiana
We are happy to hear that NBCUniversal News Group is investing in our alma mater! We’re slightly biased, considering most of the FreddyO.com team majored in Mass Communications; therefore, we cannot wait to see the greatness this academy adds to CAU.