NABLF Launches First-Time Managers Fellowship

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The NAB Leadership Foundation has created the First Time Managers Fellowship and is now accepting applications.

The scholarship is for women, people of color and small market station staffers tackling their first managerial roles. The effort comes as the nation grapples with historic racism and the communications industry takes steps to boost ownership and management diversity. The fellowship is funded through a grant from Nielsen.

Ten fellows will be picked in a competitive application process. The deadline for those applications is Dec. 18.

The first iteration of the fellowship will be a five-part online course.

“We look forward to providing professional development opportunities and engaging the next generation of industry leaders,” said Michelle Duke, NAB Leadership Foundation president. “Thank you to the Nielsen Foundation for its support of this program, which will assist fellows in their first managerial roles and throughout their careers.”

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.