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Hall of Mentorship Dinner

IRTS Hall of Mentorship Dinner

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hall of Mentorship Dinner
Summer Fellowship

2024 IRTS Summer Fellowship

June 2 - August 3, 2024
Summer Fellowship
Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation's

Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon

produced by The IRTS Foundation

November 14, 2023

Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon
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IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop

November 2022
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Who We Are

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to building future leaders and increasing diversity in the media industry. We bring together the wisdom of yesterday’s founders, the power of today’s leaders, and the promise of tomorrow’s young professionals to build the next generation of media leaders, which we feel should more accurately reflect the diverse demographic of today’s media consumers.

IRTS provides education through access with a series of academic programs, industry events, and mentorship pipelines. We are an organization that firmly believes education is a life-long process, and take great pride in having an engaged, supportive community of program alumni and industry executives, alike.

We invite you to learn more about the IRTS programs, events, and community at large by exploring this site!


"I have not witnessed a network as strong and as powerful as this one. Industry professionals have so much respect for IRTS."
Danielle Brooks


"IRTS provided me with an opportunity to explore every facet of the industry."
Derek Wan


"Most of our industry speakers are graduates of IRTS educational programs--a tribute to the successful impact IRTS has had on diversity in our industry as a whole."
Joyce Tudryn

What We Do

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

2019 Fellows at Times Square

An expense-paid experience that includes an industry orientation, full-time internship, seminars, field trips, networking, and mentoring!

Multicultural Career Workshop

Participants discussing career opportunities

Learn about career opportunities during this multi-day workshop and interview with recruiters from throughout our industry!

Faculty/Industry Seminars

Faculty Seminar participants at a "Freedom of the Press" discussion

When professors learn from top media leaders, thousands of students benefit from their knowledge!

Hall of Mentorship Dinner

2019 Honorees with their awards

Our annual gala saluting top mentors and industry leadership.

Annual Newsmaker Breakfast

View of audience at Newsmaker Breakfast

The must-attend tradition that attracts a capacity audience of media sellers and buyers.

LABF'S Giants of Broadcasting Luncheon

View of audience at Giants of Broadcasting
IRTS produces this annual salute to industry legends and leaders.

IRTS In Action

Thank you to our generous donors!

Support the IRTS Foundation's mission to build future leaders and increase diversity in the media industry!

The International Radio and Television Society Foundation, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All or part of your donation may be tax-deductible as a charitable contribution.

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