PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund will train 107 college students to work this summer in paid internships in 77 newsrooms around the country. This represents the largest class in nearly a decade and one of the most diverse in the Fund’s history.

The interns will attend pre-internship training in business and data reporting, digital media and editing before reporting to work in June at nonprofit news sites, niche publications, TV and radio stations and regional and national newspapers.

This year’s cohort is 25 percent larger than last year, with a significant increase in demand for business reporters and digital media interns. This class is also distinct for its diversity, with 13 international students, more than 61% students of color, 60% women and 4% nonbinary/gender-nonconforming. Schools represented include major public universities, 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, “I am excited about the renewed interest in paid internships as a way to identify and nurture young talent. For the second year in a row, our class is nearly two-thirds students of color and more than half women, underscoring the News Fund’s commitment to providing newsrooms with well-trained, innovative journalists who better reflect the demographics of the communities they cover.”

Twenty-nine interns will attend the News Fund’s virtual business reporting program, led by Paul Glader, a professor and director of the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King’s College. Ten other business reporting interns will attend a virtual training session led by Glader and Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives at American City Business Journals, before reporting to work at ACBJ publications in 10 markets around the country. Howard, a News Fund board member and an alumnus of the 1981 editing program, created the DJNF-ACBJ partnership in 2015.

Twenty-four interns will be prepped to handle video, photography, social media, data visualization and web design by a team at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, led by Michael Wong, director of career services.

The News Fund’s data journalism program will be led by Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri-Columbia. David Herzog, professor and NICAR adviser, will train 21 interns to obtain and analyze data, visualize information and employ other computer-assisted reporting methods.

Twelve interns will attend a virtual multiplatform editor training session taught by Dr. Edward Trayes from Temple University and 11 interns will attend the News Fund’s editing program at the University of Texas, Austin, led by Beth Butler and Dr. Bradley Wilson of Midwestern State University.

Among the 77 newsrooms hiring interns, first-time partners include Automotive News, Axios, Bay City News Foundation, The Colorado Sun, Inside Climate News, New York Cannabis Insider, Spotlight PA and The Wichita Beacon. Some of our returning partners are AccuWeather, Adams Publishing Group, Arizent, The Arizona Republic, Barron’s, CalMatters, the Detroit Free Press, Hawaii News Now, Insider, The Kansas City Star, The Marshall Project, NPR, The New York Times, Patch, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the USA Today Network, which includes several publications.

The News Fund also has partnerships with the Emma Bowen Foundation, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and the Texas Press Association to provide training to a select number of their interns.

Here are the interns, their schools and placements.

Directors: Professor Paul Glader, The King’s College
Garry D. Howard, Director of Corporate Initiatives, American City Business Journals

Ahmari Anthony, Howard University, Washington Business Journal
Samuel Barnett, Columbia University, Puget Sound Business Journal
Nakylah Carter, North Carolina A&T State University, Triad Business Journal
Carlos Fuentes, University of Portland, Portland Business Journal
Jacob Maranda, St. Olaf College, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
Trae Mitchell, Morgan State University, Baltimore Business Journal
Nienke Onneweer, Arizona State University, Phoenix Business Journal
Sergio Padilla, St. John’s University, San Antonio Business Journal
Meera Raman, Boston University, Boston Business Journal
Ayesha Hana Shaji, University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas Business Journal

Director: Professor Paul Glader, The King’s College

Joshua Abbott, University of Oregon, Herald and News (Adams Publishing Group)
André Beganski, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY,
Nathan Bek, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, GeekWire
Ganny Belloni, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Digital Insurance (Arizent)
Brooke Bisceglia, Lehigh University, Advertising Specialty Institute
Marina Cemaj Hochstein, George Washington University, National Mortgage News (Arizent)
Jesús Chapa Malacara, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Capital & Main
Filip De Mott, James Madison University, Richmond BizSense
Matthew Geiger, Ohio University, BusinessDen
Drew Goretzka, Michigan State University, Automotive News
Paige Hagy, The King’s College, American Banker (Arizent)
Rya Jetha, Pomona College, Bay City News Foundation
Myesha Johnson, Michigan State University, The Detroit News
Ayse Kelce, Baruch College, The Wall Street Journal
Nyah Marshall, Howard University, Advertising Specialty Institute
William McCormack, Yale University, Barron’s
Irving Mejia-Hilario, Wayne State University, Automotive News
Christine Mui, Harvard University, Fortune
James Pothen, New York University, Inside Climate News
Andrés Rendon, Ithaca College, New York Cannabis Insider
Gabriel Rivera, Baruch College, Bond Buyer (Arizent)
Gisela Salim, Columbia University, Barron’s
Jem Shin, Wesleyan University, Financial Planning (Arizent)
Jennifer Sor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Insider
Julia Staley, Georgetown University, Pacific Coast Business Times
Quratulain Tejani, New York University, Barron’s Advisor
Rina Torchinsky, University of Maryland, The Wall Street Journal
Victoria Zhuang, Columbia University, American Banker (Arizent)
Jacob Zinkula, Columbia University, Insider

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Director: Professor David Herzog, Missouri School of Journalism

Molly Burke, Northwestern University, Bay City News Foundation
Haidee Chu, New York University, NPR
Liset Cruz, University of Georgia, The Marshall Project
Tyler Dedrick, Arizona State University, The Gazette (Adams Publishing Group)
Corey Dockser, Northeastern University, The Buffalo News
Emma Dooling, University of South Carolina, Spotlight PA
Da Yeon Eom, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IndyStar
Ariel Gans, Northwestern University, CalMatters
Jordyn Gleaton, University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Public Press
Marvis Gutierrez, Johns Hopkins University, The Colorado Sun
Annie Jennemann, University of Missouri-Columbia, Kansas City Public Television
Gretchen Lenth, University of Iowa, The Wichita Beacon
Wyatt Loy, Kent State University, AccuWeather
Ence Morse, Columbia University, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Karim Noorani, Northwestern University, USA TODAY Network (Gannett)
Arundhati Soni, Columbia University, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Nicholas Sullivan, University of South Carolina, The Current
Arjun Thakkar, University of Michigan, Detroit Free Press
Ufon Umanah, Syracuse University, The Dallas Morning News
Skye Witley, American University, Axios
Hannah Ziegler, University of Maryland, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Arizona State University
Director: Mike Wong, Director of Career Services,
Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU

Sara Abdelouahed, University of Massachusetts Amherst, The Marshall Project
Brammhi Balarajan, Emory University, The Colorado Sun
Sydney Bergan, Syracuse University, McClatchy
Lia Chien, American University, VTDigger
Tamia Fowlkes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA TODAY Network (Gannett)
Olivia Green, Howard University, Bay City News Foundation
Eleanor Hildebrandt, University of Iowa, Logan Herald Journal (Adams Publishing Group)
Emily Hood, University of Missouri-Columbia, The Kansas City Star
Brendan Iannucci, Ithaca College, AccuWeather
Chelsea Le, Villanova University, CalMatters
Jasmin Lee, University of Michigan, Austin American-Statesman
Asha Lewis, University of Michigan, USA TODAY Network (Gannett)
Anaïs-Ophelia Lino, San Francisco State University, The Arizona Republic
Jackie Llanos Hernandez, University of Richmond, Nashville Public Radio
Aurora Martínez, University of Florida, International Center for Journalists
Adrian Martinez-De La Cruz, North Central College, Patch
Justin Mitselmakher, Stony Brook University, Hawaii News Now
Carmen Molina Acosta, University of Maryland, Connecticut Public Radio
Nelly Ontiveros Cervantes, University of Central Florida, The Wall Street Journal
Krista Rados, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaii News Now
Pavithra Rajesh, Northeastern University, Detroit Free Press
Chris Ramirez, San Francisco State University, USA TODAY Network (Gannett)
Iryna Shkurhan, Stony Brook University, Storyful
Daniela Vivas Labrador, University of Central Florida, The Arizona Republic

Director: Dr. Ed Trayes, Professor Emeritus

David Berman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA TODAY
Anthony Chen, Cornell University, The Washington Post
Kiana Doyle, Western Washington University, Associated Press
Francisco Gutierrez, University of Oklahoma, The New York Times
Jeremy Hester, Rider University, The Washington Post
Jocelyn Huang, University of California, Berkeley, USA TODAY
Sarah Komar, University of Arkansas, The New York Times
Clay Morris, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The New York Times
Sophia Muce, Central Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut Communications
Krista Nichols, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The New York Times
Bre Offenberger, Ohio University, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Alex Perry, Northwestern University, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

University of Texas at Austin
Directors: Dr. Bradley Wilson, Midwestern State University
Beth Butler, freelance editor

Maya Chadda, Boston University, WGBH
Shifra Dayak, University of Maryland, Stars and Stripes
Owen Henderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, San Francisco Chronicle
Anna Jackson, Belmont University, Houston Chronicle
Anastasia Dextrene S. Johnson, Columbia University, Los Angeles Times
Dania Kalaji, University of Georgia, Bay City News Foundation
Reegan Saunders, Kent State University, San Francisco Chronicle
Claire Schnatterbeck, Columbia University, Patch
Brady Stone, Texas A&M University, The Kansas City Star
Victor Swezey, Columbia University, Tampa Bay Times
Isaiah Washington, American University, WGAL