85 journalism students train in Dow Jones News Fund

by May 22, 2014
Dow Jones News Fund journalism training 2013

Dow Jones News Fund students at the Cronkite School of Journalism in 2013 work on their multi-media skills.

The Dow Jones News Fund will train and send 85 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as business reporters, digital journalists, news and sports copy editors in paid internships at 54 of the nation’s leading news organizations.

A FULL LIST of the interns, their universities and news organizations with their training programs and Twitter hashtags for their programs.

Among the national and regional news media participating in the internship program again this summer are The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Detroit News, Advertising Specialty Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Denver Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and AccuWeather. Patch.com, the network of hyperlocal news websites, will employ six reporting interns in New York City.

Organizations participating for the first time or returning after an absence include the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, New Haven Register, Central Connecticut Communications, National Endowment for Financial Education, Pacific Coast Business Times, E.W. Scripps Co., Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Orange County Register.

The number of organizations hiring DJNF interns in summer 2014 is up nine positions, or 20%, from 2013 as a result of recruiting by program directors and Fund staff. Reflecting on the expansion, Richard J. Levine, president of the Fund’s board of directors, said, “The growth testifies to the media’s recognition of the need to recruit and train talented journalists amid the digital changes sweeping the news business and the continued effectiveness of the Dow Jones News Fund in that process.”

Launched in 1960, the DJNF summer internship program will support seven training sites at leading journalism schools this month and next. The interns will work a minimum of 10 weeks for salaries starting at $350 per week. Those returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships. More than 600 applications were reviewed for this summer’s internships.

In this video, Michael Wong, director of the office of career services at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, talks about the competitive nature of the Dow Jones News Fund program.