The Lipof Fellowship


Lipof Fellowship

Newton News is proud to offer The Lipof Fellowship at NewTV. This internship program is open to Junior and Senior college students majoring in Journalism, English, or Communications. The internship is designed to give students the hands-on experience they need to begin a career in broadcast journalism.


About the Lipof Fellowship

Fomer Alderman Michael Lipof established the Lipof Fellowship so NewTV could have the resources to pay a stipend to Newton News interns. This allows the interns to focus more on learning and less on financial burdens while in school.

Phil Lipof, former Alderman Lipof’s son, interned at NewTV in 1995. Phil went on to have a very successful career in broadcast journalism, and today he works as an anchor and correspondant for ABC World News. Many of our Newton News interns have ultimately acheived rewarding and lucrative careers as broadcast journalists.

In addition to a $2,500 stipend, students may also earn college credit depending upon the specifications of their particular school. Each semester, one applicant will be selected to become a member of the Newton News team and have a resume reel ready by the time you complete the program. 


What You'll Do

  • Shoot, write, and edit stories for our weekly news broadcast
  • Learn non-linear editing using Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premier, and shoot with JVC HM-850U cameras.
  • You’ll be expected to produce two news stories per week, with an average length of 2-3 minutes (that length may vary)
  • You may be asked to assist with the production of other NewTV programs
  • The first day will primarily consist of learning how to use the JVC HM-850U camera, how to shoot a story, and how to editing on Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premier
  • The program ends at the end of your semester. You will work 20 hours per week, with flexible hours to accomodate your schedule


Program Requirements

  • Applicants must be in or entering their Junior or Senior year in college, with a major in Journalism, English, or Communications
  • Applicants must have access to a vehicle, as many story assignments are not easily accessible via public transportation
  • The ability to write stories in a clear, concise, and compelling manner is extremely important
  • Prior technical experience is a bonus but not a requirement


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For further information call Jenn Adams, News Director at 617-965-7200 ext. 121 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.