2018 Business Reporting Interns. Photo: Paul Glader

PRINCETON, N.J. — Seventy-nine undergraduate and graduate students will work this summer as data and digital journalists, business reporters and multiplatform editors in paid internships at 65 of the nation’s leading news organizations through the Dow Jones News Fund. The News Fund received more than 779 applications last fall.

Linda Shockley, DJNF managing director, said, ‘We value media companies that partner with the Fund to create these summer experiences for interns. Although, the news industry is challenged, they recognize the importance of mentoring and developing talent. Internships are among the best ways to do that.”

She noted this year’s internship class is 50% students of color. In a continuing collaboration with the Emma Bowen Foundation and the Institute for Nonprofit News, DJNF enhances its commitment to diversity.

Interns attend one-week summer residencies at five journalism schools in May and June before reporting to work. Those returning to college at the end of a successful summer receive $1,500 scholarships.

Investigative Reporters and Editors will train 15 journalists at the University of Missouri to obtain and analyze data, visualize information and employ other computer-assisted reporting methods. Among them are six students selected by the Emma Bowen Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News through a grant supported by the Democracy Fund.

Eighteen students, including two Emma Bowen fellows, will refine their digital media skills at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Led by Michael Wong, director of career services, they will be prepped to handle video, photography, social media, data visualization and web design before working for digital-first media, television and radio stations.

Seventeen students will attend the business reporting program at New York University, taught by Paul Glader, associate professor at The King’s College and award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter. Glader will also instruct 10 business reporters chosen by Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives at American City Business Journals, for 10 company publications. This is the fifth summer ACBJ has funded the program. Howard is a DJNF board member and a 1981 editing program alumnus.

Nineteen students will participate in the multiplatform editing programs at Temple University taught by Dr. Edward Trayes and at the University of Texas, Austin, directed by Professor Beth Butler of Kent State University and Dr. Bradley Wilson of Midwestern State University.

New media partners include Fortune, E&E News, IndustryDive, Richmond BizSense, National Public Radio, the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Royal Media, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Associated Press.

The interns, their universities and news organizations are listed with their residency sites and dates.

Click on this map of where interns will work this summer for more infographics about the 2019 interns.


Data Journalism Program
@ Investigative Reporters and Editors, University of Missouri
David Herzog and Charles Minshew, residency co-directors
May 29 – June 4 | #djnfData19

Francene Bethune, University of Missouri, The St. Louis American; Abigail Brashear, University of Central Florida, The Virginian-Pilot; Madeleine Davison, Syracuse University, Investigative Reporting Workshop; Daniel DiNicola, Quinnipiac University, American Banker; Anthony Jackson, University of New Mexico, Searchlight New Mexico; Chloe Li, American University, WNYC – New York Public Radio; Zipporah Osei, Northeastern University, Chalkbeat; Brian Perlman, University of California, Berkeley, Kansas City Public Television; Mia Perry, American University, National Public Radio; Camille Respess, University of Florida, Chalkbeat; Heather Schlitz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, AccuWeather; Teghan Simonton, Waynesburg University, USA TODAY; Kamari Stewart, Pace University, The New Food Economy; Anila Yoganathan, University of Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Yue Yu, University of Missouri, The Salt Lake Tribune

Digital Media Program
@ Arizona State University
Michael Wong, residency director
May 15 – 26 | #djnfASU19

Jade Allen, Lane College, WNPR – Connecticut Public Radio; Bernadette Berdychowski, The King’s College, Financial Planning; Amanda Blanco, Columbia University, Newsday; Danae Bucci, Northeastern University, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette; Brooke Eberle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Arizona Republic; Layla Ferris, University of Central Florida, Storyful; Tre’Vaughn Howard, University of Miami, CBS News; Shuran Huang, Syracuse University, National Public Radio; Bryauna Kralik, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Palm Beach Post; Faith Lucas, Ohio University, FOX 5 Atlanta; Ellie Nakamoto-White, Arizona State University, Hawaii News Now; Alexandria Ng, University of Florida, Hawaii News Now; Mary Ramsey, University of South Carolina, The Arizona Republic; Victor Ren, Arizona State University, Austin American-Statesman; Christopher Scragg, Arizona State University, AccuWeather; Brooke Stanley, California Lutheran University, International Center for Journalists; Julia Bayliss Wagner, Swarthmore College, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Sorayah Zahir, University of Texas, Arlington, The Wall Street Journal

American City Business Journals Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader and Garry Howard, residency co-directors
June 2 – 8 | #djnfBizACBJ19

Sam Carlen, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; Kyle Cotton, University of Texas, Arlington, San Antonio Business Journal; Nathan Doughty, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Business Times; Ashley Garrett, University of Central Florida, Orlando Business Journal; Hannah Lang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Triangle Business Journal; Catherine Leffert, Syracuse University, Dallas Business Journal; Maximiliano Reyes, Emerson College, Boston Business Journal; Kennedy Rose, Syracuse University, Philadelphia Business Journal; Laura Spitalniak, University of Maryland, Washington Business Journal; Brendan Ward, Georgia Southern University, Atlanta Business Chronicle.

DJNF Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader, residency director
May 26 – June 1 | #djnfBiz19

Kira Barrett, University of Maryland, IndustryDive; Josh Cozine, California State University, Chico, Richmond BizSense; Avery Ellfeldt, St. Olaf College, E&E News; Anastassia Gliadkovskaya, The King’s College, IndustryDive; Veronica Graff, Arizona State University, Pacific Coast Business Times; Brianne Ledda, Stony Brook University, Royal Media; Steven Lubbers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Detroit News; Merdie Nzanga, Howard University, The Wall Street Journal; Sarah Paynter, Columbia University, Newsday; Paola Peralta, University of Central Florida, Financial Planning; Eliana Perez, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, American Banker; Slade Rand, University of Mississippi, Hartford Courant; Natallie Rocha, Point Loma Nazarene University, Fortune; Dave Sebastian, Boston University, The Wall Street Journal; Anne Sraders, The King’s College, Fortune; Evan Sully, DePaul University, Thomson Reuters; Ashley Thomas, Norfolk State University, Advertising Specialty Institute.

Centers for Editing Excellence
@ Temple University
Dr. Edward Trayes, residency director
May 24 – June 1 | #djnfTemple19

Sarah Bahr, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, The New York Times; Jacob Diaz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Evan Easterling, Temple University, The New York Times; Daja Henry, Howard University, The Wall Street Journal; Miriam Marini, Wayne State University, Newsday; Anastasia Marks, University of Maryland, The New York Times; Alex McCann, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Allison Swenson, Columbia University, Associated Press; Emily Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Kara Williams, Indiana University, Richmond Times-Dispatch.

@ University of Texas, Austin
Beth Butler and Dr. Bradley Wilson, residency co-directors
May 26 – June 4 | #djnfTex19

Theo DeRosa, University of Missouri, Omaha World-Herald; Georgia Geen, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Roanoke Times; Cameron Hoover, Kent State University, GateHouse Media; Marlese Lessing, University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut Communications; Sidney Madden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BuzzFeed News; Anh Nguyen, Temple University, Los Angeles Times; Alexander Nicoll, University of Arkansas, Houston Chronicle; Nora Smith, Appalachian State University, Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail; Emma Swislow, Amherst College, Stars and Stripes.