PRINCETON, N.J. – The Dow Jones News Fund will train 87 college students to work this summer in paid internships in 63 newsrooms around the country.

The Class of 2024, in keeping with the News Fund’s goal of producing well-trained journalists who better reflect the demographics of the communities they cover, is 64% students of color and 72% women. Schools represented include major public universities, the Ivy Leagues, historically Black universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Click here to learn more about this year’s class.

Shirley Carswell, News Fund executive director, said, “The News Fund is proud to welcome a stellar group of emerging journalists, painstakingly selected from more than 1,000 applicants. These 86 interns represent the quality and commitment that our news partners have come to expect from DJNF interns. We are also excited to add two new host universities to our training programs, along with several new residency directors.”

The business reporting program continues to be the News Fund’s largest, with three cohorts comprising 31 interns.

American University will host 10 business reporting interns in Washington, D.C. The training will focus on the intersection of business and government regulations, covering topics such as the workplace, technology, small business and student loans. The program will be led by Paul Albergo, former Bloomberg Industry Group executive editor.

Another group of business reporters will meet in New York City to learn how to cover the major economic forces in America while refining their writing, pitching and interviewing skills. This program will be led by Sara Silver, chair of business journalism at Quinnipiac University.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the American City Business Journals-Dow Jones News Fund Business Reporting Program will return to New York City under the leadership of Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives at American City Business Journals and a News Fund board member; and Silver. The training will prepare 10 interns to report in 10 different ACBJ markets this summer.

Eleven interns will learn the art of social media and audience development at every step of the process at Temple University in Philadelphia. Sarah Landwehr, Temple assistant professor of instruction, and Victoria St. Martin, a reporter at Inside Climate News, will co-direct the program.

Thirteen interns attending the digital media training will learn 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. The ASU residency will be led by Michael Wong, veteran journalist and former Cronkite career services director, and Shelby Slade, an editor at The Arizona Republic.

The News Fund will train 15 data journalism interns to obtain and analyze data, visualize information and employ other computer-assisted reporting methods at two residency programs. Training at Investigative Reporters and Editors at the University of Missouri in Columbia will be led by David Herzog, professor and NICAR adviser, and Liz Lucas, senior training director. Training at the University of Maryland at College Park will be led by Rob Wells, associate professor, and Karen Denny, director of internships and career development.

Seventeen interns will attend the News Fund’s multiplatform editing training at the University of Texas, Austin, led by DJNF alumna Emily Quigley, a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Media and the associate director of the Moody Writing Support Program. Interns will learn to assess copy for accuracy, tone and style, write headlines and design pages and publish high quality content on deadline.

Among the 63 newsrooms hiring interns, first-time media partners include the Cascadia Daily News, Connecticut Mirror, Hawaii Public Radio, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Houston Landing, Inc. Media, India Currents, Investigative Project on Race and Equity, Mirror Indy and the Star Tribune.

Several news organizations will host three or more interns, including American City Business Journals, Arizent, the Arizona Republic, Bay City News Foundation, The Current, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Here are the 2024 News Fund interns, their schools and placements.

Temple University
Audience Engagement Program
May 17-26 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ashley Ferrer, Emerson College, The Palm Beach Post
Agnee Ghosh, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, India Currents
Grant Johnson, James Madison University, The Washington Post
Isabela Ocampo Restrepo, University of Texas at Austin, Austin American-Statesman
Madeline Papcun, University of Connecticut, Houston Chronicle
Katrina Pham, Northwestern University, The Marshall Project
Sophia Pirani, Northwestern University, Houston Landing
Madison Sikes, University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Diamy Wang, University of Pennsylvania, Detroit Free Press
Ben White, Temple University, The Kansas City Star
Ciara Zavala, Chaffey College, Bay City News Foundation

American City Business Journals – Dow Jones News Fund
Business Reporting Program
June 1-8 | New York City

Emmanuella Agyemang, Lehigh University, New York Business Journal
Auzinea Bacon, University of Maryland, College Park, Washington Business Journal
Melanie Faz, University of Texas at Austin, Austin Business Journal
Elise Harris, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Business Journal
Dina Katgara, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, South Florida Business Journal
Henry Liu, Georgetown University, Baltimore Business Journal
Kyle Nguyen, University at Buffalo, Philadelphia Business Journal
Leonardo Rosas, University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas Business Journal
Maya Shavit, Boston University, Boston Business Journal
Ariel Smith, University of Nevada, Reno, Denver Business Journal

American University
Business Reporting Program
May 21-29 | Washington, D.C.

Aidan Bush, University of Florida, Royal Media
Georgia Hall, Davidson College, Automotive News
Phineas Hogan, Arizona State University, Advertising Specialty Institute
Graham Krewinghaus, Georgetown University, VTDigger
Karoline Leonard, University of Oklahoma, BusinessDen
Amira McKee, Columbia University, The Current
Cole Reynolds, Northwestern University, Bay City News Foundation
Hugo Rios, California State University, Fullerton, Royal Media
Ianne Salvosa, George Washington University, Richmond BizSense
Allison Wei, University of Michigan, Detroit News

Dow Jones News Fund
Business Reporting Program
May 18-26 | New York City

Christopher Buchanan, University of California, Los Angeles, American Banker (Arizent)
Riley Edenbeck, University of South Carolina, National Mortgage News (Arizent)
Layla Kennington, Tufts University, Bond Buyer (Arizent)
Amethyst Martinez, Rider University, Barron’s
Chrissa Olson, University of California, Berkeley, Inc. Media
Eva Roytburg, Emory University, Fortune
Victor Stefanescu, Boston College, The Wall Street Journal
Sabrina Ticer-Wurr, Columbia University, Financial Planning (Arizent)
John Towfighi, Columbia University, Business Insider
Benjamin Warren, Dickinson College, The Wall Street Journal
Seamus Webster, Boston University, Fortune

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Data Journalism Program
May 27-June 2 | Columbia, Missouri

Olivia Capriotti, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Cascadia Daily News
Nakylah Carter, University of Missouri, Columbia, The Marshall Project
Carmela Guaglianone, New York University, Detroit Free Press
Evy Lewis, University of Missouri, Columbia, Investigate Midwest
Jinpeng “J.P.” Li, University of Texas at Austin, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jami Martin-Trainor, University of Iowa, The Wall Street Journal
Matthew Petillo, University of Kansas, Kansas City PBS/Flatland

University of Maryland
Data Journalism Program
June 2-9 | College Park, Maryland

Martha Contreras, Northwestern University, Investigative Project on Race and Equity
Shifra Dayak, University of Maryland, Connecticut Mirror
Shradha Dinesh, William & Mary, Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Cameron Fozi, University of California, Berkeley, Bay City News Foundation
Hannah Marszalek, University of Maryland, Inside Climate News
Hannah Rosenberger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Advertising Specialty Institute
Rachell Sanchez-Smith, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Michael Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, Houston Landing

Arizona State University
Digital Media Program
May 18-27 | Phoenix, Arizona

Daniela Cazares, University of Arizona, The Arizona Republic
Tori DeJournett, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Hawaii Public Radio
Sherry Fan, Fordham University, International Center for Journalists
Juliana Taomin Giacone, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Epicenter-NYC
Aaron Hughes, Eastern Michigan University, The Arizona Republic
Aditi Praveen Kariyanahalli, Fordham University, Bay City News Foundation
Gabriella Lacey, University of Missouri-Columbia, The Kansas City Star
Brianna Leonard, Florida A&M University, The Current
Jenna Peterson, University of Southern California, CalMatters
Bianca Ramirez Vale, University of Texas at Austin, The Arizona Republic
Shanice Rhule, University of Connecticut, Connecticut Public Radio
Serra Sowers, University of Florida, The Current
Alayna Wilkening, Indiana University Bloomington, Mirror Indy

University of Texas at Austin
Multiplatform Editing Program
May 22-31 | Austin, Texas

Reese Anderson, University of Mississippi, The New York Times
Antonio Bayucan, University of California, Los Angeles, San Francisco Chronicle
Riya Chopra, University of California, Berkeley, The New York Times
Riley Cooke, University of California, Berkeley, Bay City News Foundation
Vincent DiFonzo, Gettysburg College, Stars and Stripes
Marijke Friedman, University of Maryland, Design Studio for Gannett
Jacqueline GaNun, University of Georgia, The Wall Street Journal
Connor Greene, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, San Francisco Chronicle
Hannah Ly, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Times
Jane Montalto, Stony Brook University, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Nikkie Mukami, University of Oklahoma, Star Tribune
Nick Pasion, George Washington University, The New York Times
August Phillips, Columbia University, The Washington Post
Kaitlyn Schwanemann, Stony Brook University, NerdWallet
Morgan Severson, University of Texas at Austin, Design Studio for Gannett
Cayla Soriano, Texas State University, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Makenna Underwood, Howard University, The New York Times

**This announcement was updated on 4/29/2024 and 5/13/2024 to reflect changes and additions to the 2024 program.**