PRINCETON, N.J. — Eighty-six college students will work this summer in paid internships at news organizations around the country through the Dow Jones News Fund. The annual program, which provides pre-internship training in business and data reporting, digital media and editing, will place emerging journalists in more than 50 newsrooms, from community-based nonprofits to the nation’s top media companies.

This year’s internship class is the most diverse and inclusive in the Fund’s 60 years, with 62% students of color, 75% women, 5% nonbinary/gender-nonconforming and several international and first-generation college students. Schools represented include major public universities, community colleges, the Ivy Leagues, historically Black universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Learn more about this year’s class here.

Shirley Carswell, News Fund executive director, said, “It’s fitting that the Class of 2021 is our most diverse ever, given the challenges facing the news industry, both in terms of hiring people of color and accurately covering their communities. We value our media partners, who recognize the importance of identifying and developing new talent. Internships are among the best ways to do that.”

The News Fund will again collaborate with the Emma Bowen Foundation and the Texas Press Association to train additional students from underrepresented communities. This year’s class includes five students selected by the foundation, four from the press association and three DJNF interns from 2020 who deferred due to the pandemic.

Students will attend one of the News Fund’s signature one-week training programs online in May or June before reporting to work. The internships are a mix of remote, in-person and hybrid, with each news organization making its decision based on local health and safety guidelines. Students who successfully complete the internships will receive $1,500 scholarships.

Among the 53 companies hiring interns, new partners include Adams Publishing Group, the Chicago Reporter, the Chicago Tribune, Insider, the Kansas City Star, Patch, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Public Press, Shelterforce, St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vineyard Gazette and the VT Digger. Returning partners hiring more than one News Fund intern are AccuWeather, Arizent, Barron’s, Central Connecticut Communications, The Marshall Project, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the USA Today Network, which includes several publications.

Here are the interns, their schools and placements.

AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS – DOW JONES NEWS FUND BUSINESS REPORTING PROGRAM
New York University
Directors: Professor Paul Glader, The King’s College
Garry D. Howard, Director of Corporate Initiatives, American City Business Journals
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Ahmari Anthony, Howard University, Pittsburgh Business Times
Spencer Brewer, University of Texas, Arlington, Dallas Business Journal
Austin De Dios, University of Portland, Portland Business Journal
Alicia Diaz, Northwestern University, Baltimore Business Journal
Nicole Dolan, University of Kansas, Kansas City Business Journal
Emma Dooling, University of South Carolina, Nashville Business Journal
Evely Forte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, South Florida Business Journal
Hannah Green, Boston University, Boston Business Journal
Natalia Jaramillo, University of Central Florida, Orlando Business Journal
Jin Ni, Washington and Lee University, Washington Business Journal

DJNF BUSINESS REPORTING PROGRAM
New York University
Director: Professor Paul Glader, The King’s College
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Julie Coleman, University of Pennsylvania, Arizent
Noah Daboul, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond BizSense
Laurel Deppen, Western Kentucky University, Geekwire
Roderick Diamond, Northwestern University, Advertising Specialty Institute
James Duffy, Los Angeles City College, Arizent
Sabrina Escobar Miranda, Columbia Journalism School, Barron’s
Jasmine Fernández, Columbia Journalism School, Arizent
*Madison Fernandez, Ithaca College, Forbes
Alex Harring, University of Michigan, The Detroit News
Krystal Hur, University of Michigan, The Wall Street Journal
Ava Kian, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Lucy Peterson, University of Kansas, BusinessDen
Anita Ramaswamy, Tufts University, Business Insider
Amena Saad, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fortune
Dyrike (DJ) Shaw, University of Texas, Arlington, Arizent
Hardika Singh, Ohio University, The Wall Street Journal
Jemma Stephenson, Columbia Journalism School, Arizent
Ethan Wu, Cornell University, Business Insider
Lydia You, Princeton University, Barron’s

DATA JOURNALISM PROGRAM
Investigative Reporters and Editors
Directors: Professor David Herzog, Missouri School of Journalism
Charles Minshew, Director of Data Services, IRE
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*Jason Asenso, Northwestern University, PolitiFact
Peter Buffo, Loyola University New Orleans, The Marshall Project
Korie Dean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Virginian-Pilot
Kayla Guilliams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Current
Mary Hennigan, University of Arkansas, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Rolando Hernandez, University of Texas, Austin, Oklahoma Watch
Julia Ingram, Stanford University, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer Kwon, University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Public Press
Farrah Mina, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Kansas City Star
Duy Nguyen, New York University, National Public Radio
Marissa Plescia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kansas City Public Television
Cameron (Cam) Rodriguez, DePaul University, USA Today
Rina Torchinsky, University of Maryland, AccuWeather
Katherine Van Dyke, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adams Publishing Group
Aliyah Walker, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, Vineyard Gazette
Taylor Washington, University of South Carolina, Chicago Reporter

DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAM
Arizona State University
Director: Mike Wong, Director of Career Services,
Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU
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Paige Barnes, Columbia College Chicago, AccuWeather
Janat Batra, Georgia Institute of Technology, International Center for Journalists
Jordan Brown, Morgan State University, Patch
*Erin Burnett, University of Maryland, WBAL-TV
Ella Malena Feldman, Rice University, Austin American-Statesman
Jing Feng, New York University, to be announced
Brittney Forbes, Louisiana State University, The Wall Street Journal
Jasmine Franklin, Grambling State University, Shelterforce
Melissa Fronczek, Indiana University Bloomington, USA Today Nashville
Marissa Garcia, Harvard University, CalMatters
Héctor García De León, University of Central Florida, USA Today Nashville
Ellen Hine, Indiana University Bloomington, Kansas City Star
*Jada Hoffman, Lewis University, WKOW-TV
*Cheryn Hong, Barnard College, The 74
Rachel Hunt, University of Maryland, The Arizona Republic
Sarah Komar, University of Arkansas, The Arizona Republic
Olivia Marble, Mount Holyoke College, Central Connecticut Communications
Candice Murdock, Saint Louis University, St. Louis American
Riley Robinson, Northeastern University, VT Digger
Christine Sanchez, St. Edward’s University, USA Today Nashville
Marciana (Marci) Suela, San Jose State University, The Marshall Project

TEMPLE MULTIPLATFORM EDITING PROGRAM
Temple University
Director: Dr. Ed Trayes, Professor Emeritus
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Jonas Dominguez, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Central Connecticut Communications
Donna Edwards, University of Oklahoma, Associated Press
Ollie Gratzinger, Duquesne University, The New York Times
Anastazja Kolodziej, University of Maryland, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Mariana Labbate, University of Missouri, The New York Times
Sabrina Pascua, California Polytechnic State University, The New York Times
Zoe Pierce, University of Maryland, Central Connecticut Communications
Slone Terranella, Wayne State University, The New York Times
Janea Wilson, Northwestern University, USA Today

TEXAS MULTIPLATFORM EDITING PROGRAM
University of Texas at Austin
Directors: Dr. Bradley Wilson, Midwestern State University
Beth Butler, freelance editor
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Lauryn Azu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Chicago Tribune
Caleigh Bartash, University of Maryland, Stars and Stripes
**Lilly Chandler, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Hill Country News
**Emily Eddins, Texas A&M University, Tyler County Booster
Joshua (JJ) Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The San Francisco Chronicle
Megan Menchaca, University of Texas, Austin, Houston Chronicle
**Kaylee Pippins, Tarleton State University, Azle News
**Gabriella Ruiz, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Pleasanton Express
Abigail Russ, University of Maryland, Patch
Jason Sanchez, California State University, Fullerton, Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Zhan, Northwestern University, The San Francisco Chronicle

*= Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow
**= Texas Press Association Intern