LIN Media LLC (“LIN Media”)(NYSE:LIN), a local multimedia company, announced today that it has expanded the eligibility for its Minority Scholarship and Training Program to both sophomores and juniors, and is now accepting applications until March 31, 2014. The Company will award one broadcast television scholarship/internship and one digital media scholarship/internship in May 2014, to commence in Summer 2014.
Each student will receive either a one-year or two-year scholarship for up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per year, which can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. In addition, LIN Media will provide each student with hands-on training through a paid internship program at one of its television stations or digital businesses around the country. The Minority Scholarship recipients will be assigned full-time positions at LIN Media upon graduation and successful completion of the training program.
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2014. The application and criteria for LIN Media's Minority Scholarship and Training Program can be accessed via the Company’s website, http://www.linmedia.com/minority-scholarship/.
LIN Media's Minority Scholarship and Training Program is an integral part of the Company's strategy to strengthen its talent base and deepen connections within its local communities by building on the cultural diversity of its workforce. LIN Media has been awarding scholarships to ambitious students since 1998.About LIN Media LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of websites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens. LIN Media’s highly-rated television stations deliver important local news and community stories along with top-rated sports and entertainment programming to 10.5% of U.S. television homes. The Company’s growing digital media portfolio helps agencies and brands effectively and efficiently reach their target audiences at scale by utilizing its ComScore Top 15 Video and Top 25 Display market share, and the latest in conversational marketing, video, display, mobile, social intelligence and monetization, as well as reporting across all screens.