The Sports Journalism Institute is set to welcome its 20th class this summer in Columbia, Mo. A group of seven men and four women (seven African-Americans, two Asian-Americans and two Latinos) make up the Class of 2012, which will be in residence at the University of Missouri School of Journalism from June 1-9, after which students will move on to internships around the country.
The work experience that awaits the Class of 2012 is as diverse as the class, with interns placed at APSE-member newspapers, ESPN.com, MLB.com and the Wall Street Journal. And while the WSJ will be hosting its first SJI intern, the Houston Chronicle will be hosting its 20th—yes, the Chronicle has been part of the SJI family since Day 1. This year, the paper is one of two (The Virginian Pilot is the other) that will host an intern chosen through APSE’s partnership with Scripps Howard, which provides students with a stipend that pays their summer expenses.