The New York Association of Black Journalists’


High School Journalism Workshop – First Take NYC is now accepting applications!




FIRST TAKE seeks talented teens from the New York City metro area with a

strong interest in writing and multimedia. This program has produced some of

the region’s best young professionals and we are looking for future stars.

Students accepted into this program will learn to write and report news, shoot

and edit video, plus produce a TV newscast.




Students will visit a working

newsroom in Manhattan and learn from guest speakers who work in the

industry. Those who complete the program will receive a copy of their work as

well as a certificate during a ceremony attended by two family members.





FIRST TAKE’s instructors and mentors include journalists from the Associated

Press, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Dow Jones, Essence, and

more. The workshop is hosted by the Journalism Department of LIU Brooklyn.





The eight-week program meets Saturdays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 9. The

eighth and final session will meet on a Sunday, Nov. 17.





Area teens interested in participating in the workshop are encouraged to fill

out the application at

For additional details and information on becoming a mentor, email Nekesa Moody at



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