FOX News Channel / FOX Business Network
As part of its mission to promote diversity in the broadcast journalism industry, the Fox News Ailes Apprentice Program has named Alexander Pineda, a senior journalism student at Hofstra University, and Clayshawn Marie Moore, a senior journalism student at Saint Augustine University, as the recipients of the 2014-15 Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship.
"The Ailes Rising Apprentice award means so much because it's a part of a great program that has a history of inspiring success," said Pineda. "I have an amazing opportunity to build relationships and really start my career off on the right foot."
The scholarship grants $10,000 in tuition remission, plus a paid position at the Fox News Channel in the summer and an opportunity to participate in the Ailes Apprentice Program, which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year.
"My parents always told me that hard work pays off," Moore said. "The excitement that I have right now surpasses what any words can truly describe... I hope that this great achievement inspires others to set high goals."
For more information on the Ailes Apprentice Program, visit AilesApprentice.FoxNews.com.
On Thursday, November 13th, Fox News Channel will host a graduation ceremony for the latest class of fellows from the Ailes Apprentice Program, a professional development initiative for television journalists from diverse backgrounds. The event will also mark the 10th anniversary of the program, which has become a leader in promoting diversity in the broadcast journalism industry.
Each year, the Ailes Apprentice Program, founded by Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, selects four top-performing Fox News employees, interns, or freelancers to participate in a 12-month paid fellowship that includes cross-divisional training and comprehensive mentorships with Fox News executives. The apprentices also gain hands-on experience by creating diversity-oriented content to air on the channel. Most recently, the fellows worked closely with Fox & Friends to create a special interview series honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.
"Throughout the past 10 years, the Ailes Apprentice Program has provided opportunities that young minorities otherwise wouldn't have to become stars in the media field of their choice," Ailes said in a statement. "Our ultimate goal is to inspire change in the television industry through the program's continued success and achievements in diversity."
Many of the program's graduates have enjoyed successful journalism careers. Francisco Cortes, now a Vice President at Fox News Latino, was a member of the program's inaugural class, and he now regularly serves as a mentor for the apprenticeship program.
"It's refreshing to see the chairman of the company involved so heavily," Cortes told Broadcasting & Cable in an interview. "[After graduation,] Mr. Ailes makes sure that you continue on a track of success through the company."
For more information on the Ailes Apprentice Program and the current group of fellows, visit AilesApprentice.FoxNews.com.
For the third year in a row, the Ailes Apprentice Program has partnered with Fox & Friends to create a special interview series to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. The series, which highlights remarkable stories from the Latino community, will run until Friday, October 10th.
FOX News correspondent Alicia Acuna will host weekly interviews with prominent Latin-Americans, including Mayorga Coffee founder Martin Mayorga, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, and Francisco Nunez, Director of the Young People's Chorus of New York City. Acuna's interview with pop star Jose Feliciano, the first installment in this year's series, is available on FoxNewsInsider.com.
Since its founding in 2003, the Ailes Apprentice Program has been a driving force in supporting and promoting diversity in broadcast and cable journalism. Each year, AAP selects a group of individuals to participate in the 12-month program, which includes a full-time job and comprehensive mentorships with key Fox executives. For more information on the program, visit AilesApprentice.FoxNews.com.
21st Century Fox employees came together on Saturday, April 12, as part of the annual Spring New York Cares Day, a New York City-wide volunteering initiative to clean up the city's parks.
New York-area colleagues from the corporate office, FX, Fox News, and Fox TV Stations spent the day pulling weeds and trimming seagrass at Hudson River Park in Manhattan. By the end of the day, the volunteers helped give a five-block stretch of Hudson River Park a fresh makeover.
New York Cares organized similar efforts at 68 other parks and gardens throughout New York's five boroughs on Saturday, assembling upwards of 5,000 total volunteers.
For more information on this year's events and other ways to get involved, visit NewYorkCares.org.
For the 2012 fiscal year, 21st Century Fox businesses, formerly part of News Corporation, have been commended by CDP--an independent not-for-profit organization--for the transparency and thoroughness of their corporate sustainability program. The company ranks in the top 8% of all companies in the S&P 500 and among the top 10% of all companies in the Global 500, placing it on the "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index." The former News Corp. is the highest ranking media company in both groups, and this is the fifth consecutive year that the company has placed on the CDLI.
CDP is a voluntary reporting system that assesses the greenhouse gas emissions management and public disclosure activities of companies around the world. Participating companies complete an annual questionnaire that addresses total energy use and carbon emissions across their operations, as well as strategy and governance in assessing and managing risks and opportunities from climate change. 68% of S&P 500 companies and 81% of Global 500 companies participated this year.
The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) scores companies' performances on a scale of 0 to 100, based on the level of disclosure of carbon emissions measurement techniques and subsequent public disclosure. The Carbon Performance Band grades companies' overall response to climate change. Companies are classified in Bands A through D, with "A" being the best overall grade and "D" being the worst. For 2013, the former News Corporation received a score of 97 on the CDLI and a Carbon Performance Band grade of A-.
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, comments: "US Companies that score highly enough to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index are responding to the call for greater corporate climate accountability. They have demonstrated leading practice on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and transparency of their climate change strategy."
The company has disclosed its emissions and carbon reduction strategy with CDP since the launch of the Global Energy Initiative in 2007. The complete S&P 500 and Global 500 reports can be found at CDProject.net.