Due to the rapidly changing situation, we are temporarily suspending the application process for the Emerging Journalists program. Our goal is to resume the program in June when we know the status of each conference. Applications already submitted will be saved.
PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund invites college sophomores, juniors and seniors 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.
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 transportation and housing.
The News Fund will provide free registrations to these upcoming conferences:
- National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention and Career Fair | Washington, D.C., July 8-12
- Asian American Journalists Association National Convention | Washington, D.C., July 29-Aug. 1
- Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference | National Harbor, Maryland, Aug. 27-30
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 will be available in June.
As part of their sponsorship, each student will interview a 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 in Washington D.C.; the Online News Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia; the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Convention in Chicago; and the Native American Journalists Association Convention in Phoenix this fall. The application will be available later this year.