NYC16 attendees have a chance to visit major media companies, network with their staffs and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of their operations through the Spring National College Media Convention’s media tours.
Please note – due to security requirements at several media organizations, signups will be handled in advance this year, which is different from previous years. See the new process below.
Times listed are the times the tours begin. Please allow travel time and time to check in with building security.
Confirmed tours to date:
- 60 Minutes, Monday, 11:00 a.m.-noon, limit: 15 students
An associate producer will take students behind the scenes of the oldest and most-watched newsmagazine on television, part of CBS News. He will talk about the work he does on long-form investigative stories and take questions from the group.
- Bloomberg News, Monday, 10:00-10:45 a.m., limit: 14 students
Students will see the operations of Bloomberg Radio and Television. Bloomberg Radio operates four radio stations (NY, Washington, DC, Boston and San Francisco) – all from its NY headquarters. Additionally, the Bloomberg Radio Network provides business reports to 300 affiliates nationwide including CBS-owned all-news stations such as 1010WINS and WCBS in New York, and major stations in Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Bloomberg Television also broadcasts from our NY headquarters. Bloomberg also produces the iconic Charlie Rose Show in New York. Bloomberg’s headquarters is housed in one of the tallest buildings in New York City. Bloomberg occupies the first 29 floors. Floors 32-55 consist of luxury condominiums. Famous residents have included Beyonce & Jay-Z, producer Joe Roth, billionaire Steven Cohen, New York Yankees Johnny Damon, and others.
- Democracy Now! Tuesday, 7:30-10:30 a.m, limit: 25 students
Come see Democracy Now!, the independent national news broadcast in action. Students will visit the control room, watch a live broadcast, have a discussion about independent media, and perhaps meet a co-host or show guest.
- Good Morning America, Tuesday, 6:45 a.m., limit: 20 students
After watching GMA from on set, you will be able to see the rest of the facilities at our Times Square Studio. That includes our Marquee studio, where larger performances are held and where ESPN’s ‘Around the Horn’ is shot, as well as our main control room.
- Google, Monday, 2:00-2:45 p.m., limit: 12 students
Students will visit two floors of this multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, and learn more about the history of the company, how it works, and what is new.
- Group M, Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m., limit: 30 students
Learn how to create your own brand and become a three-dimensional interviewee under the guidance of this leading media investment agency. Students will attend a Branding Yourself seminar and have the chance to ask about positioning themselves well for jobs and internships. Snacks provided.
- Hearst Magazines, Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., limit: 50 students
Tour the famed Hearst Tower, home of Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Seventeen and more, then meet with the editor of a Hearst magazine and get a sneak peek at its operations. More information: www.hearst.com/magazines
- NBC New York, Monday, 10:00-11:00 a.m., limit: 19 students
A reporter and news producer will show you the newsroom, control room and studio of the flagship station of the NBC television network while also fielding questions about working in broadcast news.
- The New York Times, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.-noon, limit: 10 students
Get an inside look at one of the nation’s most respected newspapers, home to 117 Pulitzer Prizes. Students will tour the state-of-the-art headquarters, including its Pulitzer Hall, and see the newsroom.
- POV (PBS Documentaries), Monday 11:00 a.m.-noon, limit: 15 students, located in Brooklyn
American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia arts organization dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. Students will meet with members of the staff to learn more about our award-winning POV series and discuss the intersection of public media and civic engagement.
- ProPublica, Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m., limit: 15 students
Come see this independent nonprofit newsroom, where some of today’s most in-depth, impactful investigative journalism is produced. More information: http://www.propublica.org/about/
- Village Voice, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., limit: 20 students
Meet and chat with several members of the Village Voice editorial team at our Downtown office.
- The Wall Street Journal, Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. to noon, limit: 14 students
Take a short walk from the conference site to visit the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. measured by paid circulation, and home of more than 35 Pulitzer Prizes. Students will attend the morning news meeting, then see the newsroom and talk with a reporter or editor, plus learn about internship opportunities.
- Weber Shandwick, Monday, 3:00-4:00 p.m., limit: 14 students
Students will tour this leading public relations firm, see some of the work done there, and meet employees from a few different departments. A recruiter will also join in to talk about what they look for in resumes and give helpful tips when applying for jobs.
How to Sign Up
Sign-ups will take place online over a two-day period. Starting Monday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m. ET and ending at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 1, the window for sign-ups was open. That window is the ONLY time you can sign up for tours so mark your calendars now. During that time, you can fill out a brief form and select the tour(s) you are interested in. You will be entered into a lottery for the tour(s) you are interested in. Attendees will be randomly chosen and notified by email. You can sign up for multiple tours, but if you get spots in multiple tours, you will only be able to attend one. Please note, there will be NO onsite sign-ups this year.
You must be registered for NYC16 to sign up. You must have a valid ID with you at the convention in order to participate. The name you fill out on the form must match the name on your ID.
We will be recruiting and assigning chaperones as we get closer to the event.
Sign-ups are now closed. If you are selected for a tour, you will be notified by email.