Program matches newsrooms with minority journalists

July 31, 2017 01:30

By Patrice Williams

Are you looking to diversify your newsroom? Having trouble finding quality candidates, or just don’t have the manpower to sift through hundreds of applications? We can help.
The Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program (MIBTP) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed in 1992 and whose purpose is to create training positions for minority college graduates in the fields of television/radio news reporting. We are supported by legends of journalism such as Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, Carole Simpson, just to name a few. Former trainees, and now working professionals include Steve Villanueva of WNBC/WPTV and Nicole Murray of KFDM.

Currently, we are searching for additional television and radio stations in small-medium markets to join us by becoming training sites for our TV or Radio News Reporting finalists.
Our trainees go through an extensive vetting process which includes multiple interviews, reference checking, reviewing of the reel, verifying education, previous positions and background checks. From an application pool of 200+ per year, we narrow the selected trainees down to 10.
For more details, please email us at: or visit: We can also be reached at 310-652-0271.
Thank you to the RTDNA who helped us establish our network of stations in 1993, and for helping again today.

Patrice Williams is the founder of the Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program.


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