DJNF 2014 news editing interns at Temple University. Photo Credit: Sarah Fry

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund will train and send 92 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as business reporters, digital journalists, news and sports copy editors in paid internships at 56 of the nation’s leading news organizations. The number of students accepted into the Fund’s internship program is up 7 percent from 2014.

This year’s program saw a significant increase in digital media partners, reflecting the changing media landscape. Digital interns will work for The Christian Science Monitor, AccuWeather,, Comcast, The Palm Beach Post and The New York Times.

New business reporting partners include Capital New York, USA Today, Crain’s Detroit Business, The Gazette and The Fund is also partnering with American City Business Journals to train eight students at its signature city business newspapers in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Among returning national and regional news media partners are The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Detroit News, Advertising Specialty Institute, Thomson Reuters, the Denver Post, E.W. Scripps Co. and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Linda Shockley, managing director, said, “Media need skilled multiplatform journalists more than ever and students need the experience and the added grounding Fund pre-internship training provides. We value our media partners’ investment in the future by participating in our programs.”

Richard J. Levine, president of the Fund, said, “This summer’s strong and dynamic internship program is testimony to the News Fund’s vital role in preparing the next generation of professional journalists for work in the digital age that is reshaping news media.”

The summer internship programs will support eight training sites at leading journalism schools in May and June. The interns will train for one week before reporting to work for 10 weeks at salaries starting at $400 per week. Those returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships. More than 600 applications were reviewed.

The interns, their universities and news organizations are listed with their training programs and Twitter hashtags.

Dr. Charlyne Berens, director
Sports Editing, May 18, #djnfSports15
Avery Wilks, University of South Carolina, Tulsa World; Austin Cannon, Drake University, The Hartford Courant Company; Kieran Lynch, Syracuse University, San Francisco Chronicle; Tyler Piccotti, Syracuse University, Philadelphia Inquirer; Paul Pierre-Louis, University of Maryland, College Park, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Jordan Fox, University of Kansas, Omaha World-Herald; Matthew Johnson, Gonzaga University, The Denver Post; Jori Epstein, University of Texas at Austin, Philadelphia Daily News; Ryan Bacic, Georgetown University, The New York Times; Kenneth DeJohn, Fordham University, The New York Post.

Dr. Edward Trayes, director
News Editing, May 21, #djnfTemple15
Emma LeGault, University of Kansas, The New York Times; Nicole Gorny, Syracuse University, The New York Times Editing Center; Tracy Cook, University of Missouri, Philadelphia Inquirer; Kristan Wiggins, University of Florida, The New York Times; Henry Gargan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Newsday; Lauren Cox, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The New York Times; Meiryum Ali, Yale University, The Wall Street Journal; Andrew Menezes, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, The New York Times; Rachel Podnar, Ball State University, The New York Times; Sonia Kassam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Central Connecticut Communications.

Michael Wong, director
Digital, May 23, #djnfASU15
Matthew Leonard, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Denver Post; William True, Carnegie Mellon University, International Center for Journalists; Katrina Arroyos, Arizona State University, AccuWeather; Madi Alexander, University of Missouri, The New York Times; Danika Worthington, Arizona State University, MSN; Joshua Farmer, Appalachian State University, Tampa Bay Times; Kristie Chua, American University, The Journal News; Thomas Neas, Elon University, The Palm Beach Post; Gracie McKenzie, Tufts University, The Journal News; Graham Starr, Tufts University, The Christian Science Monitor; Harrison Brink, Temple University, Comcast; Curtis Spicer, Arizona State University, /The Arizona Republic; Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona State University, /The Arizona Republic; Alexa Wybraniec, Rutgers University, Rockford Register Star.

Brian S. Brooks, director
News Editing, May 24, #djnfMiz15
Arielle Martinez, Stony Brook University, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Catherine Hansberry, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia Daily News; Joe Guszkowski, University of Missouri, The Kansas City Star; Rebecca Jacobs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Michaela Odens, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, San Luis Obispo Tribune; Eleanor Black, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, E.W. Scripps Co./Evansville Courier Press; Nina Goldman, Tufts University, E.W. Scripps Co./Commercial Appeal; Alyssa Flynn, Kent State University, The Detroit News; Alexander Lamb, University of Kansas, The Kansas City Star.

Will Sutton, director
Business Reporting, May 24, #djnfBiz15
Dian Zhang, Boston University, TheStreet, Inc.; Margaret Garner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, TheStreet, Inc.; Seth Archer, Ohio University, TheStreet, Inc.; Amy DiPierro, Swarthmore College, TheStreet, Inc.; Alicia McElhaney, University of Maryland, TheStreet, Inc.; Madeleine List, University of Maryland, Cape Cod Times; Samuel Shaw, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BrightWire; Kelsey Sutton, University of Maryland, Capital New York; Alexandra Wilts, The University of Texas at Austin, Thomson Reuters; Tierra Smith, Grambling State University, The Denver Post; Anita Balakrishnan, New York University, USA TODAY; Maria Esquinca, The University of Texas at El Paso, Crain’s Detroit Business; Ryan Tarinelli, University of Idaho, The Gazette; Alexander Bitter, University of Hawaii, TheStreet, Inc.; Cassandra Jaramillo, The University of Texas at Austin, The Wall Street Journal; Alana Wise, Howard University, Thomson Reuters; Alexandra Steel, Bloomsburg University, Advertising Specialty Institute, Manuel Araujo, California State University, Northridge, Pacific Coast Business Times.

Beth Butler, director
News Editing, May 27, #djnfTex15
Emily Dreher, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, TheDenver Post; Maggie McVey, SUNY Plattsburgh, E.W. Scripps Co./Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Daniella Abinum, Florida State University, The Sacramento Bee; Paighten Harkins, University of Oklahoma, Austin American-Statesman; Nicholas Niedzwiadek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Houston Chronicle; Audrey Fletcher, Kent State University, Beaumont Enterprise; Julian Lim, San Francisco State University, GateHouse Media; Rebekah Tomlin, University of Texas at Arlington, Los Angeles Times; Nicholas Ibarra, San Jose State University, Bay Area News Group – East Bay; Alexandra Graff, Washington State University, GateHouse Media; Erin Davoran, Ohio University, E.W. Scripps Co./Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Jordan Huesers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E.W. Scripps Co./Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Gregory Dewar, University of Oregon, Grand Forks Herald.

Professor John Dillon, director
News Editing, May 28, #djnfPennState15
Tyler Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Roanoke Times; Nathaniel Rabner, University of Maryland, College Park, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Andrew Goins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Virginian-Pilot; Ashley Dye, Ball State University, Tampa Bay Times; Erin Hebert, Louisiana State University, E.W. Scripps Co./Naples Daily News; Ellen Villafuerte, University of Florida, Miami Herald; Cortni Dietz, Ohio University, The Buffalo News; Meghan Pryce, University of Florida, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Mylique Sutton, Pennsylvania State University, Cox Media Group.

Will Sutton, director
New York University, June 1-7, #djnfBiz15
Cassidy Trowbridge, Arizona State University, Phoenix Business Journal; Madeline Bilis, Emerson College, San Francisco Business Times; Natalie Wickman, Marquette University, Milwaukee Business Journal; Asha Glover and Camille Harrison, Morgan State University, Baltimore Business Journal; Patrica Madej, Temple University, Philadelphia Business Journal; Naomi Eide and Zoe Sagalow, University of Maryland, Washington Business Journal.