The Freedom Forum is selling the Newseum building in Washington, D.C., to Johns Hopkins University, and the Newseum is closing to the public on Dec. 31.
As Freedom Forum leaders envision life after the Newseum, they are committed to the foundation’s role as a defender of First Amendment freedoms for all, undertaking a strategic review to ensure that our programs are effective in supporting that mission.
As part of that review, the Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism will take a one-year hiatus, in 2020, in training college journalism students and placing them in summer internships at media sites nationwide.
During that one-year break, we will remain in contact with colleges, alumni of the program, which began in 1991, and will be reaching out to editors, news directors and others across a range of news and information organizations, asking what they need from the Chips Quinn Scholars program to help their work in diversity and inclusion.
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