ABC has launched a new initiative in conjunction with several US universities that would be every journalism student's dream. They are setting up on-campus broadcast stations in which students can work with ABC directly to gain hands on experience.
The company is committed to getting younger demographics to take more interest in news and current events, and hopes that allowing young adults to deliver the message could be a way to make that connection. ABC is after the same 18-25 year old demographic every media outlet is trying to reach.
The students will work with ABCNews.com as well as radio broadcast and TV shows like Good Morning America, World News with Charles Gibson and Nightline.
Participating journalism schools include those at Arizona State University, Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Texas.
The best of the bunch will then be selected as â€œbureau chiefsâ€ and be offered the chance to train at ABC's head office in New York.