LIN awards scholarship


Joshua Chagani is the recipient of the 2009 Minority Scholarship and Training Program at LIN TV. As a junior at Elon University in North Carolina he will receive a two-year scholarship of up to $20K per year and a paid summer internship at LIN’s WBPG-TV (CW) Mobile, AL.

Chagani was chosen out of approximately 50 student applicants nationwide. LIN describes Chagani as highly versatile in digital media. He has experience in web site design and animation as well as in producing films, including camera operations, sound editing and special effects. While at Elon University, he produced several films and documentaries, including: “A River’s Reach,” a feature film highlighting globalization; “D.E.E.P. Impact,” a Multicultural Center awareness video; and water conservation television commercials for a local television station.

“As the media industry continues to reinvent itself, we want to provide an opportunity for talented students to pursue their goals in journalism,” said LIN CEO Vincent Sadusky. “This scholarship is a well-deserved recognition of Joshua’s accomplishments. We encourage his continued hard work and ambition,” Sadusky said.

For more than a decade, LIN TV has awarded scholarships to ambitious students pursuing a wide spectrum of fields in or relating to broadcast television and digital media, ranging from producing and engineering to broadcast journalism, community affairs and sales. Students are selected for the Minority Scholarship and Training Program based on criteria, including academic achievement, passion for broadcasting and desire to contribute to the overall advancement of the industry.

LIN TV’s 2008 Minority Scholarship recipient, Allyn Hoang, now a senior at the University of Texas, will intern at KXAN-TV Austin, TX, this summer, in the News Department. Both Minority Scholarship recipients will be offered full-time permanent positions at a television station owned and/or operated by LIN TV upon graduation and successful completion of the program.