LIN TV Corp. : LIN Media Announces 2012 Minority Scholarship and Training Program Recipients
05/31/2012| 09:25am US/Eastern
LIN Media (NYSE: TVL), a local multimedia company, today announced
Cozetta Smith as the recipient of its 2012 Minority Broadcast
Scholarship and Training Program and Gloria So as the recipient of its
2012 Minority Digital Scholarship and Training Program.
Ms. Smith is a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism Television:
Writing and Production at Columbia College Chicago, the largest and most
diverse private, nonprofit arts and media college in the nation. In
addition to excelling in her academic career, Ms. Smith is committed to
giving back to her community and is currently serving as president of
the Chicago chapter of Jewels, Inc., a mentoring program for urban
youth. Through LIN Media's Minority Broadcast Scholarship and Training
Program, Ms. Smith will earn hands-on broadcast training through a paid
summer 2012 internship program at WANE-TV, the Company's local CBS
affiliate in Ft. Wayne, IN.
Ms. So is a junior at Elon University, a private liberal arts university
in North Carolina, majoring in Communications, Human Services. Over the
past few years, Ms. So has built an impressive portfolio that utilizes
the latest interactive technologies and digital media to inform and
inspire. Ms. So will continue to advance her career in digital media
through a paid summer 2012 internship at WOOD-TV, the Company's local
NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids, MI.
In addition to the internships, both students will each receive a
two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year,
which can be used towards tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
"While the media industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, our
scholarship and internship program furthers our commitment to attracting
future leaders and promoting diversity in the workplace," said Vincent
L. Sadusky, president and chief executive officer of LIN Media. "Our
recipients have high aspirations and we are pleased to provide them with
an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience."
LIN Media has been awarding two-year scholarships to ambitious students
interested in a wide spectrum of fields in or relating to broadcast
television since 1998. In 2011, LIN Media expanded its Minority
Scholarship and Training Program to include a new two-year scholarship
and internship for multicultural students pursuing a career in digital
LIN Media's Minority Scholarship and Training Program is an integral
part of the Company's strategy to strengthen its talent base and deepen
connections within its local communities by building on the cultural
diversity of its workforce. Students are selected for the program based
on various criteria, including academic achievement, passion for
broadcasting and digital mediums, as well as a strong desire to
contribute to the overall advancement of the industry.
About LIN Media
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 32
network affiliates, more than 50 television and niche web sites, and a
growing suite of mobile products. The Company's strategic
investments focus on emerging media and interactive technologies
that deliver measurable results to advertisers. LIN TV Corp. is traded
on the NYSE under the symbol "TVL".
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