Adventure brand partners with the North American Travel Journalists Association to Provide a Deserving Student with an Opportunity of a Lifetime
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Nov. 4, 2021) – Aggressor Adventures® announces today a travel journalism internship
program through a collaboration with the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) to
encourage journalism students to pursue their dreams.
According to Education Week, new generations of journalists are eager to attend classes and get their
feet wet by reporting for news outlets. Nearly half of teachers in journalism schools and colleges across
the United States say they’re seeing a rise in class enrollment, and 30% of them report they’re
witnessing a surge in interest in journalism. Unfortunately for the next generation of journalists,
employment in newsrooms across the U.S. has dropped by 23% since 2008.
“Journalism’s positive impact on the travel industry cannot be overstated. As a trusted travel brand,
we’ve relied on journalism to share our brand story with customers, vendors and prospective partners,”
says Wayne Brown, CEO of Aggressor Adventures. “It’s an honor to create an opportunity of a lifetime
for the next generation of travel journalists. The first-hand experience for the deserving recipient will be
an invaluable addition to their resume as they look to break into the industry.”
Since 1984, Aggressor Adventures has offered travelers liveaboard scuba and snorkeling charters, luxury
river cruises and exotic wildlife safaris. Once identified, the winning journalism student will have the
opportunity to book and experience a fully comped Aggressor Adventures trip in 2022. Following the
trip, the student is tasked with drafting a 1,000-word story on the experience and placing the story with
news outlet. Additionally, the student is required to create social media content sharing the adventure
with his or her followers.
“We are thrilled to partner with Aggressor Adventures in fostering the next generation of journalists,”
says Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “One of NATJA’s core values is the importance of professional
development, and what better way to gain experience than to immerse a student in a new environment,
and not just experience it as a tourist, but understand what it means to be a journalist on assignment
and the responsibility that comes with it.”
To be considered for the internship program, students must currently live and attend school in the
United States, be enrolled in a journalism or communications program at a four-year college or
university or have graduated from a four-year college or university with a degree in journalism or
communications during or after 2020. Applicants are required to submit an 800-word essay on a list of
predetermined travel-related topics. Additional details and requirements can be found here.
About Aggressor Adventures
Since 1984, Aggressor Adventures ® has offered travelers liveaboard scuba and snorkeling charters, luxury
river cruises and exotic wildlife safaris. Worldwide locations the company explores include Bahamas,
Belize, Cayman Islands, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Galapagos, Hawaii,
Indonesia, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Palau, Red Sea, Roatan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, and
Turks and Caicos. The company’s Clean, Refresh, Sanitize safety standards are industry leading. For more
information, visit www.aggressor.com or call (800) 348-2628 or (706) 993-2531.
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Aggressor Adventures ®
(800) 348-2628 or (706) 993-2531