JOHNSON CITY, TN, JANUARY 2, 2015 – WJHL News Channel 11 announced that Media General, Inc. (“Media General”; NYSE:MEG), one of the nation’s largest multimedia companies, is now accepting applications for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program until January 30, 2015. The Company will award two scholarships/internships to commence in Summer 2015: one for a qualified college sophomore or junior student focused on a career in broadcast television, and one for a qualified college sophomore or junior student focused on a career in digital media.
Each student will receive either a one-year or two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year, which can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. In addition, Media General will provide each student with hands-on training through a paid internship program at one of its television stations or digital businesses around the country. The Minority Scholarship recipients will be assigned full-time positions at Media General upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2015. The application and criteria for Media General’s Minority Scholarship and Training Program can be accessed via the Company’s website, http://www.mediageneral.com/careers/scholarship.html.
Media General’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.
WJHL-TV, News Channel 11, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Johnson City, Tennessee, USA. WJHL-TV is owned by Richmond, Virginia-based Media General and is the CBS Television Network affiliate for the Tri-Cities area of northeastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia. The station has studios on East Main Street in downtown Johnson City, and its transmitter is located on Holston Mountain.