2017 Business Reporting Interns. Photo by Ayenat Ejigu

PRINCETON, N.J.—The Dow Jones News Fund will send 82 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as data and digital journalists, business reporters and multiplatform editors in paid internships at 63 of the nation’s leading news organizations. The News Fund received more than 730 applications last fall.

This summer’s digital media program more than doubled as McClatchy expanded its participation to five internships and American City Business Journals added two.

Investigative Reporters and Editors will train 12 journalists at the University of Missouri to obtain and analyze data, visualize information and employ other computer-assisted reporting methods. Four of the students were selected by the Emma Bowen Foundation as part of its partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News to provide students of color with summer internships at nonprofit news organizations.

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

Twenty-four students will participate in the multiplatform editing programs at Temple University and the University of Texas, Austin. In a first, a young professional journalist from Cape Town, South Africa, will attend the Temple residency. Greg Rosenberg of Clarity Editorial discovered the editing program through a YouTube video marking the program’s 50th anniversary and decided to send his staffer.

Several nonprofit news outlets are among new media partners this year including CALmatters, Connecticut Public Radio, Investigative Reporting Workshop, Kansas City Public Television, The Connecticut Mirror, Searchlight New Mexico and The Texas Tribune.

Linda Shockley, managing director, said, “We are delighted to work with McClatchy, Emma Bowen and INN to expand opportunities in digital media and data journalism. We appreciate American City Business Journals’ continued support and ongoing relationships with supportive media partners.”

Interns attend one-week summer internship 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 $1,000 scholarships.

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

A map of where the interns will work this summer

Click on this map of where interns will work this summer for more infographics about the 2018 interns.


Data Journalism Program
@ Investigative Reporters and Editors, University of Missouri
David Herzog, residency director
May 29 – June 3 | #djnfIRE18

Naema Ahmed, University of Maryland, The Texas Tribune; Courtney Fong, California State University-Sacramento, CALmatters; Alexis Gravely, University of Virginia, The Center for Public Integrity; Sydney Greene, Arizona State University, The Texas Tribune; Aaron Hegarty, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA Today; Lindsay Huth, University of Maryland, Kansas City Public Television (KCPT); Jamie Kasulis, Williams College, The Connecticut Mirror; Ravinarayanan Lakshmanan, Columbia University, Financial Planning; Orlaith McCaffrey, Binghamton University, The Wall Street Journal; Nishant Mohan, University of Idaho, The Wall Street Journal; Adriana Navarro, Ohio University, AccuWeather; Dariya Tsyrenzhapova, University of Missouri, Investigative Reporting Workshop.

Digital Media Program
@ Arizona State University
Mike Wong, residency director
May 17 – 26 | #djnfASU18

Elizabeth Backo, Ohio University, The Arizona Republic; Neetish Basnet, University of Texas, Arlington, Dallas Business Journal; Elizabeth Castillo, California State University, Chico, CALmatters; Brooke Fisher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American City Business Journals; Samantha Gebers, Arizona State University, Hawaii News Now; Angela Gervasi, Temple University, Lexington Herald-Leader; Kathryn Hardison, University of Missouri, Storyful; Justin Hicks, New York University, San Angelo Standard-Times; Sierra Juarez, University of Texas, Austin, The Arizona Republic; Lauren Lee, Pennsylvania State University, Centre Daily Times; Christian Marquez, University of New Mexico, Searchlight New Mexico; Cecilia Mazanec, University of Florida, The Palm Beach Post; Narda Perez, University of Texas, Arlington, Austin American-Statesman; Cristobal Reyes-Rios, University of Central Florida, Miami Herald; Charlene Santiago, Arizona State University, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Eric Schmid, Stony Brook University, AccuWeather; Divya Thirunagari, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, International Center for Journalists; Tess Vrbin, University of Missouri, The Kansas City Star; Austin Westfall, Arizona State University, Hawaii News Now; Paolo Zialcita, University of Nevada, Reno, Connecticut Public Radio.

American City Business Journals Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader and Garry Howard, residency directors
May 28 – June 3 | #djnfBizACBJ18

Anna Ayers, Ohio University, Pittsburgh Business Times; Kyle Cotton, University of Texas, Arlington, San Antonio Business Journal; Fiona Kelliher, Stanford University, San Francisco Business Times; Johnathan Lievonen, University of Florida, South Florida Business Journal; Harrison Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Triangle Business Journal; Rachel Rippetoe, University of Portland, Nashville Business Journal; Olivia Rockeman, University of California, Davis, Sacramento Business Journal; Kennedy Rose, Syracuse University, Philadelphia Business Journal; Mollie Simon, University of Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle; Kyle Swenson, University of Central Florida, Orlando Business Journal.

DJNF Business Reporting Program
@ New York University
Paul Glader, residency director
May 21 – 27 | #djnfBiz18

Blake Alsup, University of Mississippi, The Detroit News; Chental-Song Bembry, Hampton University, American Banker; Annabelle Blair, Taylor University, Pacific Coast Business Times; Danielle Chemtob, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Wall Street Journal; Alexandra Garfinkle, New York University, TheStreet, Inc.; Frank Gargano, Stony Brook University, American Banker; Oscar Gonzalez, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, TheStreet, Inc.; Caroline Hroncich, Columbia University, Thomson Reuters; Jessica Mathews, The King’s College, Financial Planning; Alexander Nicoll, University of Arkansas, TheStreet, Inc.; Brendan Pedersen, DePaul University, BusinessDen; Jack Pitcher, University of Oregon, The Daily Progress; Rachel Ramirez, University of Portland, Advertising Specialty Institute; Taylor Rogers, New York University, TheStreet, Inc.; Mengqi Sun, Columbia University, The Wall Street Journal; Kaitlyn Wang, New York University, Geekwire.

Centers for Editing Excellence
@ Temple University
Dr. Edward Trayes, residency director
May 26 – June 3 | #djnfTemple18

Tessa Bangs, University of Notre Dame, The New York Times Editing Center; Sabrina Bodon, Point Park University, The New York Times; Rachael Bolek, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The New York Times; Kayla Cockrel, Wayne State University, The New York Times; Nancy Coleman, University of Missouri, The Wall Street Journal; Alexandra DeMatos, Rutgers University, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Michelle Jalbert, University of Connecticut, Hartford Courant; Trevor Lenzmeier, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Natasha Ndlebe, Tshwane University of Technology, Clarity Editorial; Minju Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Ryan Romano, University of Maryland, The Roanoke Times; Connor Smith, The College of New Jersey, The Virginian-Pilot; Satoshi Sugiyama, Syracuse University, The New York Times.

@ University of Texas, Austin
Beth Butler, residency co-director
Dr. Bradley Wilson, residency co-director
May 23 – June 1 | #djnfTex18

Noah Broder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Central Connecticut Communications; Emily Burleson, University of Houston, Houston Chronicle; Isabelle D’Antonio, University of Central Florida, Los Angeles Times; Yelena Dzhanova, Baruch College, BuzzFeed; Laurel Foster, University of Oregon, Omaha World-Herald; Anna Glavash, University of Oregon, Newsday; Caroline Hurley, Columbia University, Stars & Stripes; Emily McPherson, University of Oklahoma, Tampa Bay Times; George Roberson, University of Missouri, The Augusta Chronicle; Brendan Wynne, Midwestern State University, GateHouse Media; Sorayah Zahir, University of Texas, Arlington, Beaumont Enterprise.


*This page was updated May 18, 2018, to reflect changes in the American City Business Journals business reporting program and the data journalism program.