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Journalism, engineering receive support from NBCU Academy collaboration

As one of 13 new academic partners to receive grants from the NBCUniversal News Group in January 2022, the collaboration involves internships, training and development programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. NMSU was awarded funding as part of a $2 million investment from NBCU Academy to support scholarships and equipment purchases in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Journalism and Media Studies. 

NBCU Academy is an innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program. Along with scholarships and equipment, the program includes journalists, executives and managers from NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo as guest lecturers and mentors.

The new 2022 cohort includes accredited engineering programs for the first time and expands the NBCU Academy’s reach to 30 campuses and beyond journalism to involve business, engineering, technology and sports programs.  

“The gift from NBCU Academy will have an immediate impact, propelling more of our students into the fields of journalism, media studies and engineering,” says Derek Dictson, NMSU Foundation president. “We are so grateful for the NBCUniversal News Group, their commitment to NMSU, and their commitment to providing equitable access among communities historically underrepresented in the news industry.”