National Newspaper Publishers Association Fellows Discover the Unexpected in Journalism

Get ready for your chance to push your creative limits and make a real difference in our communities. The next-generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) are giving HBCU students an exciting opportunity to Discover the Unexpected about themselves, our communities and everyday people embracing new possibilities.

As NNPA Fellows, Discover the Unexpected teams will take this summer fellowship to the next level with invaluable mentorship from one of the world’s best Black Press journalism organizations, a generous stipend, a scholarship, access to the next-generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, exciting surprises and more.

Using NNPA’s professional resources and the next-generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox’s leading edge technology, selected students will share stories that shatter perceptions, jump-start their journalism career and encourage us all to Discover the Unexpected.


A panel of judges from NNPA and participating HBCUs will conduct interviews and evaluate DTU applications to select finalists. Selection criteria for the Discover the Unexpected program will include:

Journalism/Communications, Mass Media and Visual Arts Majors
Technology/social media proficiency
Work samples
Interview performance

Professional assistance to ensure your best chance of success

As an NNPA Fellow for this Discover the Unexpected opportunity, you will be assigned an advisor. Your advisor will be a seasoned member of the NNPA who will provide mentorship and assistance to help you make the most of your journey. New for 2017, DTU teams will also have a digital strategist as a Road Trip Navigator. This seasoned professional will help Fellows craft and share their stories with his/her award-winning writing and social media expertise.


Discover the Unexpected is a summer program focusing on multimedia journalism. Each team of NNPA Fellows commits to completing several news assignments aided by the next-generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox’s innovative technology and NNPA professional advisors. Fellows will be rewarded with hands-on experience, networking with journalism professionals, a generous stipend, a scholarship and the opportunity to share stories that help us all Discover the Unexpected.