College Spotlight: Telemundo Starts a Journalism Training Program at Cal State Northridge


Telemundo Local Academy helps prepare college students for careers in bilingual journalism.  

If you’re thinking about a career in bilingual journalism, you may want to check out a new journalism training program being offered at California State University, Northridge (“CSUN”) in partnership with Telemundo Stations Group. Starting in September, CSUN will offer the “Telemundo Local Academy”, as the program is called, as part of the CSUN Journalism Department’s minor in Spanish-language journalism. Other universities that also offer Telemundo Local Academy though their journalism programs include: the University of Florida, the University of Texas at Arlington and la Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico.

Photo Credit: Courtesy NBCUniversal Local / Photo of Telemundo Local Academy at the University of Texas in Arlington

“Telemundo Local Academy’s program is taught on-campus, in-person and by experienced journalists and newsroom professionals currently working at Telemundo/NBC owned stations and includes four study tracks including digital media, multimedia journalism, writing/producing and on-air presentation/career development. Students who successfully complete the Telemundo Local Academy program can apply and be considered for full-time and/or part-time positions at any NBC/Telemundo stations in Puerto Rico and the U.S., as well as NBC and Telemundo news networks.” Press Release, Telemundo Station Group (NBCUniversal Local) and California State University Northridge, Telemundo Stations’ “Telemundo Local Academy” Launches at California State University, Northridge this Fall (August 4, 2002). 

About 400 students participate in CSUN’s journalism courses, and almost 60 percent of those students are Latino. Students at CSUN produce Spanish-language programming including the El Nuevo Sol website and a television program called “En Otras Palabras” (“In Other Words”).

(Note:  This is not a sponsored post. Lateenz is not affiliated with and is not recommending or endorsing Telemundo Local Academy or CSUN.)