Eight Black Students From North Carolina Central University Participating in Summer Journalism Internships at Duke University

The American Society of Newspaper Editors reports there are nearly 53,000 editorial workers in newsrooms across the United States. Only 2,790 are black.

In an effort to increase the number of black newspaper reporters and editors, eight black students from North Carolina Central University who are majoring in either English or communications are participating in an internship program this summer at crosstown Duke University. The internship program gives the students real work experience in reporting, editing, research, and creating video. The students work in various Duke departments such as news and communications, the Nasher Museum of Art, and the Duke Medical Center.