Behind the Scenes of a Newsroom Series

This informative opportunity will cover the top newsrooms’ work culture, newsroom environment, salary, day-to-day routines, and much more. It will also provide a unique opportunity for members to network and ask direct questions to newsroom managers.

Upcoming sessions:

• Sinclair Broadcast Group
Wednesday, March 15 at 2 PM PST / 5 PM ET

Want to learn more about the newsroom environment at POLITICO? Join John Yearwood and Jackie Ramsay in a conversation about POLITICO's work culture and what opportunities are available.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST

This session is open only to current NAHJ members. Join/Renew your membership here.


John Yearwood (@john_yearwood)

An award-winning multi-platform journalist, John Yearwood is Editorial Director for Diversity & Culture at POLITICO. He previously served as POLITICO’s Global News Editor and Deputy Editor, Global Trade & Agriculture.

Before joining POLITICO, Yearwood spent almost 13 years as the Miami Herald’s World Editor. Before the Miami Herald, he was National/International Editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas. He spent a decade as a senior staff writer with the Dallas Morning News prior to the Star-Telegram.

Yearwood recently concluded two terms as chair of the Vienna, Austria-based International Press Institute, the oldest press freedom organization in the world. He is a frequent guest speaker and moderator, facilitating gatherings around the globe. Among them: African Import-Export Bank’s annual meeting, Seychelles; Conference of Paris; Asian Leadership Conference, Seoul; Toronto Global Forum; Good Pitch, Mumbai; and UN Alliance of Civilizations, Cairo.

Yearwood is the recipient of numerous honors, including Luminary of the Year, Miami-Dade County Pillar Award, ICABA Community Builder Award, COSMOS Distinguished Citizen Award and the Media Trailblazer Award. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

Jackie Ramsay (LinkedIn)

Jackie Ramsay is a Talent Acquisition Partner at POLITICO and leads recruiting efforts for the newsroom. She also oversees POLITICO’s university and community partnerships with an emphasis on reaching underrepresented communities. Jackie’s interest in recruiting started while she interned at NPR and helped the newsroom find diverse sources. 

Previously, Jackie worked at the non-profit Year Up, where she paired young professionals without college degrees to job opportunities in the tech and sales industries. Before that, she worked in the communications department at D.C. foreign policy think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Jackie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from American University.


Report for America (RFA) helps local newsrooms report on under-covered issues and communities by sending early-career and mid-to-late-career reporters and photographers to newsrooms throughout the country. As an RFA Corps Member Journalist, you’ll be a part of a movement to strengthen communities— and our democracy—through local journalism that is truthful, fair, fearless, and smart.

The deadline to apply is January 30. You can find more about the 2023-2024 RFA application process here.

Join Earl Johnson, Vice President of Recruitment, and Tim Lampley, Recruitment Manager, with Report for America, for a conversation about Report For America’s beat options, corps culture, and the application process.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, January 24 at 2:00 PM PST/ 5:00 PM EST


This session is open only to current NAHJ members. Join/Renew your membership here.

Earl Johnson
Earl Johnson is Report for America's Vice President of Recruitment and Alumni Engagement. Johnson has over three decades of experience overseeing complex higher education operations in enrollment management and student services.

Tim Lampley (LinkedIn)
Tim Lampley is Report for America's recruitment manager. Lampley has more than 15 years of experience as an award-winning writer, producer, and reporter.

We hope to see you soon virtually! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We hope to see you soon virtually! 

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