(L-R) DJNF alumni Cicely Dyson and Aaron Ladd with Rachel Smith and Sara Wilson, recipients of free registration to the 2019 NABJ Convention.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund invites college students and graduate students studying journalism or working for student media at community colleges and four-year universities to apply for free registration to attend journalism conventions this summer and fall.

Linda Shockley, managing director of the News Fund, said, “The more exposure students have to professional media conferences, the more successful they will be in their careers, finding mentors and winning at journalism.”

Students must be available to attend the entire conference and will be responsible for their own technology and broadband needs.

The News Fund will provide free registrations to these upcoming conferences:

Applicants will be required to complete an online form and submit a 500-word essay, resume and contact information for one journalistic reference. The application deadline is July 24.

As part of their sponsorship, each student will write about their experience, summarize a panel or interview a fellow journalist at the convention, which may be published on the News Fund website.

Natalie Chinn, a senior at the New York University, attended the 2019 AAJA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of DJNF’s Emerging Journalists program. Read her interview with Hannah Bae here.

The Fund will also sponsor students to attend the Excellence in Journalism Conference; the Online News Association Conference; the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Convention; and the Native American Journalists Association Convention this fall. The application will be available later this year.