RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Media General, Inc. (“Media General” or the “Company”; NYSE:MEG), one of the nation’s largest cross-screen media companies, today announced Madeline Carino as the recipient of its 2015 Minority Broadcast Scholarship and Training Program and Giselle Johnson as the recipient of its 2015 Minority Digital Scholarship and Training Program.
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. Students are selected for the program based on various criteria, including academic achievement, passion for broadcasting and digital screens, as well as a strong desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the industry. Each student will receive either a one-year or two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year. The Minority Scholarship and Training Program recipients will be assigned full-time positions at Media General upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Ms. Carino will be entering her senior year at Michigan State University, where she is pursuing a degree in Journalism. During her time at Michigan State University, Ms. Carino served as Section Editor for the university’s student-run publication; Student Assistant for the Michigan State University Communications Department and Student U Employee for the Big Ten Network, where she operated the camera for some of the university’s sports games and prepared graphics for broadcasts. She was also a freelance camera and graphics operator for PlayOn! Sports, which streams high school play-off games online. Ms. Carino has received numerous honors and awards at Michigan State University, including achieving Dean’s List every semester since she began her college career and receiving the School of Journalism’s Wanda J. Herndon Scholarship. Ms. Carino will earn hands-on broadcast training this summer at one of Media General’s television stations.
Ms. Johnson will be entering her junior year at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media, Journalism and Film Communications, with a minor in Theatre Arts. Since high school, Ms. Johnson has shown a strong interest in utilizing media on all screens for humanitarian causes. She was Founder and President of “Project Dream,” a film club dedicated to raising funds for children’s issues such as cancer and diabetes, and orphanages around the Houston community. She also established her own digital media company in 2013, known as ReelVintage Productions, where she directed a short film known as “COW,” which was selected for the 2014 International Black Women’s Film Festival. Ms. Johnson had the privilege of reporting on First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House and was able to attend Cannes Film Festival in France. In addition to all of her outstanding achievements, Ms. Johnson is also a part of the Annenberg Honors Program within Howard’s School of Communications. Ms. Johnson will continue to advance her career in digital media through a summer 2015 internship at one of Media General’s television stations or digital businesses.
“While the media industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, our Minority Scholarship and Training Program furthers our commitment to attracting future leaders and promoting diversity throughout our company,” said Vincent Sadusky, Media General’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I congratulate Madeline and Giselle, who exemplify the qualities and traits we look for in our scholarship winners.”
About Media General
Media General is one of the nation's largest connected-screen media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households and 46% of the U.S. Internet audience.
Media General has one of the industry's largest and most diverse digital media businesses that includes LIN Mobile, Federated Media, HYFN, Dedicated Media and BiteSizeTV, all under the LIN Digital banner. With unmatched local-to-national reach and integrated marketing solutions, Media General is a one-stop-shop for agencies and brands that want to effectively and efficiently reach their target audiences across all screens.
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