2010 Lloyd P. Burns Teachers at Newspapers
for High School Journalism Teachers / Newspaper Advisers
Lloyd P. Burns Teachers at Newspapers program is designed
to provide teachers with a fresh perspective on newspapers so they can transmit to their students the variety of
opportunities, the excitement they engender, and the skills
students can bring to newspapers and their readers.
The start of the internship will take into
account the teacher's planned vacation time. The teacher selected
will be paid a salary of $500 a week for four weeks of work at a
New Jersey daily or weekly newspaper.
For a PDF version of the application form and
details about the 2010 Teachers at Newspapers Program,
This internship program is possible because of grants to the Lloyd P. Burns
Memorial Scholarship Fund, managed for more than 30 years by the New Jersey Press
general manager of the New Jersey Press Association from 1950 to 1976.
daughter, Margaret Burns Velden of Bridgewater, N.J., recently made generous donations to perpetuate this award.
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Teachers must have at least three years of
experience as a journalism teacher or adviser to a high school
newspaper. The school administration must agree that the teacher
will return to journalism teaching/advising or will start or
resume a high school newspaper following the internship.
Teachers Design the Internship
The internships involve a short orientation
program and overview of the management and operation of the
sponsoring newspaper. The orientation period is followed by work
in the newsroom or with the
newspaper's Newspaper In Education program.
The teacher who is selected will be asked to
write a letter to describe the type of experience she or he feels
will best help the school's journalism program and school
This program was proposed by members of the
Editorial Committee of the New Jersey Press Association in an
effort to support high school newspapers and encourage young
people to consider careers in journalism.
Charles Zimmerman, who teaches journalism and
advises The Voice at Pemberton Township High School in Burlington County, completed a summer internship
at the Burlington County Times, Willingboro, through the New
Jersey Press Foundation's 2008 Teachers at Newspapers
Tom McHale, who teaches journalism and
advises The Lamp at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, completed a summer internship
at the Hunterdon County Democrat, Flemington, through the New
Jersey Press Foundation's 2007 Teachers at Newspapers
Steve Merkel, the journalism
teacher and newspaper adviser at Holy Cross High School in Delran, completed a
summer internship at the Courier-Post, Cherry
Hill, in 2006.
John D'Agostino, journalism
teacher at Millville Senior High School, worked for The Press
of Atlantic City as a paid intern during the summer of 2005.
Gary Pankiewicz, journallism
teacher at Hasbrouck Heights Junior/Senior High School, was the
2004 intern through the Teachers at Newspapers Program. He worked
for The Record (Bergen County) as a paid intern during
the summer of 2004.
Venise Grossmann, journalism
teacher at West Deptford High School, was the 2003 intern. She
worked for the Courier Post, Cherry Hill, as a paid intern
during the summer of 2003.
Gregory Gagliardi, journalism
teacher at Cherry Hill East High School, worked for the Courier
Post, Cherry Hill, as a paid intern during the summer of
Three New Jersey high school journalism
teachers were selected as the first Teachers at Newspapers
Catherine Hoffman, Scotch
Plains-Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains; she interned at Suburban
Sharyn Kreisler, Montgomery
High School, Skillman; she interned at The Times of
Stephen Porcello, West
Milford Township High School; he interned at The Record of