PRINCETON, N.J. — American City Business Journals and the Dow Jones News Fund announced a new partnership to offer reporting internships at several of its newspapers.
The Fund will train eight interns at New York University’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, June 1 to 7, directed by Will Sutton, a member the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and journalism professor at Grambling State University. Garry D. Howard, ACBJ director of corporate initiatives, will lead a team of editors who will also teach.
The intensive seven-day business reporting training program will teach students how to cover earnings reports, Securities and Exchange Commission documents, IPOs and profile local business, industries and labor news.
“This is a great day for American City Business Journals,” said Howard, who worked directly with the Fund to form this alliance. “By creating this partnership with the Dow Jones News Fund, we will welcome eight interns into our offices across the country with the goal of increasing that number in the near future. We’re dedicated to helping build the next generation of great business reporters.”
Howard, a journalism graduate of Lehigh University and a SABEW member, was a 1981 DJNF editing intern at Dow Jones News Service.
“We’re thrilled that American City Business Journals, a well-known and respected publisher of local business news, is aligned with the Dow Jones News Fund. The opportunities for these students will be invaluable,” said Linda Shockley, managing director of the Fund.
After attending training, these students will work for the following media: Naomi Eide and Zoe Sagalow, University of Maryland, Washington Business Journal; Asha Glover and Camille Harrison, Morgan State University, Baltimore Business Journal; Cassidy Trowbridge, Arizona State University, Phoenix Business Journal; Patricia Madej, Temple University, Philadelphia Business Journal; Natalie Wickman, Marquette University, Milwaukee Business Journal, and Madeline Bilis, Emerson College, San Francisco Business Times.
The interns will work a minimum of 10 weeks for salaries starting at $400 per week. Those returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.
In addition to the ACBJ-DJNF Business Reporting Internship Program, the Fund provides newsrooms with summer interns in business reporting, digital media, news and sports editing.