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NATPE Educational Programs

NATPE offers a variety of educational activities and resources through the NATPE Educational Foundation. The Foundation facilitates an exchange of ideas, talent and innovation. Our unique programs draw instructors, students and television professionals together to prepare them for their future and to shape the future of the medium.

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The twenty-sixth free, biannual Career Day will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at centrally located KRON-TV, 1001 Van Ness Avenue, between Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, 94109.

Breakfast will be at 8:30 AM, the program at 9:15 AM, lunch at noon, the Job Fair at 12:30 PM, and the tour of KRON-TV from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

KRON-TV is within walking distance of the BART Civic Center stop, and by MUNI from Caltrain’s San Francisco station.

Among the highlights of the day will be the awarding of three $1,500 scholarships by Clear Channel Communications to attending registered students from Northern California universities and community colleges from whom RSVPs (See below) have been received and confirmed.

A flyer featuring the nine panelists from local radio and TV stations, cable nets, and social media, plus the complete scholarship rules will be posted here by March 15.   Download Official Scholarship Drawing Rules

Questions? Please contact:

Dick Block
NATPE Scholarship Foundation Career Day Producer

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The Faculty Development Grant Program gives college and university media educators the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in a professional media environment. The Program allows teaching faculty to spend up to six weeks of the summer “interning” with a TV station, cable system, broadcast or cable network or program distributor. The goals are to increase teaching effectiveness through first-hand experience and to nurture relationships between educators and the industry.

Applicant Benefits:

  • Placement at the station/market/location of choice (whenever possible)
  • A stipend of $500 per week for up to 6 weeks
  • A full complimentary registration for the annual NATPE Market & Conference and reimbursement of up to $500 toward conference-related travel and accommodations
  • A complimentary one year NATPE Educational Membership ($95 value)

 DOWNLOAD Faculty Development Grant Application [postmark by March 14, 2014]

For Additional Information:

Contact: Greg Pitts
Phone: 256-627-2677

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The Faculty Fellowship Program provides selected college & university media faculty with complete access to the sessions and activities of the annual NATPE Market & Conference. The goal of the Program is twofold: to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.

The annual NATPE Market & Conference attracts executives from around the world for sessions featuring leaders from all facets of the global telecommunications industry, along with hundreds of exhibiting companies. NATPE promises to continue offering the world of television to all participants under one roof.

As a NATPE Faculty Fellow, you will be part of this exciting event.

Click Here to Download Application.
Deadline: All materials must be received by October 15, 2014.

Applicant Benefits:

  • Begin NATPE with an evening reception and continue with a series of specifically programmed sessions
  • Are invited to daily luncheon presentations in the "faculty lounge”
  • Attend NATPE Conference sessions exploring television programming, distribution, advertising, audience measurement and more
  • Are free to explore the exhibit floor during all regular exhibition hours
  • Receive a complimentary one-year Educational Membership ($95 value)
  • Enjoy hotel accommodations, most meals and full registration for the NATPE Market & Conference

*Note: Selected applicants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Conference.

For Additional Information:

Contact: Greg Pitts
Phone: 256-627-2677