PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund will train and send 120 undergraduate and graduate students to work this summer as business reporters, digital journalists, news editors and sports copy editors on prestigious, paid internships at the nation’s leading news organizations.
That is an increase of 36 internships, or 43%, from summer 2012 and is the largest class since 131 interns in 2000. Most of the expansion resulted from a decision by Patch.com, the hyper-local digital news organization, to have the Fund train 40 interns, up from four in 2012 and 2011, at the digital journalism residency at Western Kentucky University. Patch has selected 38 interns to date.
“The program was a great preparation for those interns, and we felt that all of our interns could benefit,” said Andrea Morrison, college recruiter at Patch. “Not only will this benefit Patch, but it is a great opportunity for the interns to join the prestigious network of News Fund alums. We’re looking forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
Richard Holden, executive director of the Fund, was equally enthusiastic about the growing partnership with Patch. “It is powerful evidence of the value of our residential workshop training in the age of digital journalism,” he said.
Richard J. Levine, president of the Fund’s board of directors, said: “The overall growth of the intern program underscores the continuing commitment of U.S. news organizations to recruit and prepare the next generation of professional journalists despite facing serious financial challenges.”
Launched in 1960, the DJNF summer internship program will support eight training sites at leading journalism schools this month and next, including a new digital residency program at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix. The interns will work a minimum of 10 weeks for salaries starting at $350 per week. Those returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships. More than 600 applications were received for this summer’s internships.
The interns, their training programs, universities and summer news organizations are listed.
Business Reporting, New York University, Will Sutton, Director, May 26
Sarah Kuranda, Boston University College of Communication, Cape Cod Times; Saranya Kapur, New York University, Barron’s; Matthew Patane, University of Missouri, The Denver Post; Amanda Gomez, Rutgers University, The Food Institute; Riva Gold, Stanford University, The Wall Street Journal; Khadeeja Safdar, Columbia Journalism School, WSJ.com; Melissa Caceres, Florida International University, New York Post; Andrea Beasley, Grambling State University, New York Post; Nicolas Medina Mora Perez, Yale University, Thomson Reuters; William Harless, University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism, The Wall Street Journal; Angela Chen, University of California, San Diego, The Wall Street Journal; Sonia Talati, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, WSJ.com; Nicolas P Kostov, City University, London, The Wall Street Journal; Xiaoqing Pi, University of California, Berkeley, The Wall Street Journal; Sarah Ann Jacob, New York University, Dow Jones Newswires Energy Group; Jamie Lee, New York University, WSJ. Money Magazine; Samantha Phillips, Elizabethtown College, Advertising Specialty Institute; Grace Carol Thompson, Rowan University, Advertising Specialty Institute; Andrew Aylward, University of Virginia, The Wall Street Journal; Theron Mohamed, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, The Wall Street Journal; Maria Christine LaMagna, Northwestern University, MarketWatch.com.
Digital Journalism, Western Kentucky University, Dr. Pam Johnson, Director, Two sessions – June 2 & June 9
All interns will work for Patch.com. Kyle Lundberg, Point Loma Nazarene University; Jared Grafman, University of Missouri; Alexander Alusheff, Bowling Green State University; Ali Mudano, Iona College; Whitney Cyr, Keene State College; Danielle Jee-Hea Chung, Northwestern University; Megan Merrigan, University of Connecticut; Laura Herrera, University of Missouri; Natalie Daher, University of Pittsburgh; Megan Malloy, New York University; Erika Maldonado, San Francisco State University; Julianne Pitcher, Michigan State University; Emily Atteberry, Texas Christian University; Anastasia Millicker, Rutgers University; Gina Curreri, Boston University; Sonia Su, Boston University; Alexander Koma, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Megan Riesz, Boston University; Brittini Ray, University of Georgia; Daniel Gunderman, Monmouth University; Laura Haas, Georgia State University; Hannah Lutz, Loyola University; Rebecca Porath, Binghamton University; Elizabeth Young, The Ohio State University; Katherine Hafner, UCLA; Joseph Sumbi, California State University, East Bay; Brita Moore, Luther College; Kasha Brandt, Point Park University; Carly Keyes, The University of Michigan; Jessica Burger, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Kirsten Petersen, University of Maryland, College Park; Charles Gorney, Knox College; Stephanie Ivankovich, Grand View University; Andrew Lenoir, Columbia University; Brian De los Santos, California Polytechnic State University; Zachary DeRitis, Coastal Carolina University; Euna Park, University of California, Berkeley; Mary Brogan, Elon Unviersity; Natalie Rivera, California State University, Northridge.
Digital Journalism, Arizona State University, Michael Wong, Director, May 26
Mackenzie Keller, Arizona State University, International Center For Journalists; Emily Inverso, Kent State University, Indianapolis Star; Erin Shaw, University of South Carolina, The Palm Beach Post; Rachael Levy, Columbia University, azcentral.com/The Arizona Republic; Zenovia Campbell, Temple University, azcentral.com/The Arizona Republic; Leo Postovoit, San José State University, The Denver Post; Jovelle Tamayo, Rutgers University, Times Herald-Record; Marissa Scott, Arizona State University, Accuweather; Colleen McEnaney, University of North Carolina, The Wall Street Journal; Zara Stone, Columbia University, The Wall Street Journal; Sarah Tooker, University of Alabama, The Wall Street Journal; Marcel Louis-Jacques, Arizona State University, Alabama Media Group; Kristen Hwang, Arizona State University, Alabama Media Group; Fara Illich, Arizona State University, Alabama Media Group.
News Editing, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Brian S. Brooks, Director, May 26
Taylor Kuether, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Minneapolis Star Tribune; Alyssa Szynal, University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign, St. Paul Pioneer Press; James Ayello, University of Missouri, Indianapolis Star; Kayli Farris, University of Arkansas, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; Emma McElhaney, University of Kansas, The Kansas City Star; Rachel Brutsch, Brigham Young University-Idaho, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Christina Downs, Howard University, Detroit News; Anthony Puricelli, University of Missouri, The Kansas City Star.
Pennsylvania State University, John Dillon, Director, May 29
Crystal Jones, Pennsylvania State University, The Journal News; Mallorie Sullivan, Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, The Viriginan-Pilot; Ismail Amir-Tariq Vera, Virginia Commonwealth University, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Kimberly Wilson, University of Connecticut, Cox Media Group; Kyle Warnke, University of Central Florida, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Kevin Dollear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Tampa Bay Times; Ellen Fishel, University of Maryland, The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette; Paige Minemyer, Pennsylvania State University, The Roanoke (Va.) Times.
Temple University, Philadelphia, Dr. Ed Trayes, Director, May 22
Alex Wolinsky, University of California, Berkeley, Washington Post; Andrea Ordonez, Hofstra University, Newsday; Deborah Strange, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, The New York Times Editing Center; Emily Morman, Wayne State University, The New York Times; Ian Carlino, Syracuse University, The New York Times Editing Center; Lindsey O’Donnell, College of the Holy Cross, Cape Cod Times; Maria Pia Negro, University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, The New York Times; Rebecca Clemons, University of Kentucky, The New York Times; Samantha Dean, University of Florida, Dow Jones & Co.
University of Texas, Austin, S. Griffin Singer, Director, May 22
Carrie Blazina, Kent State, The Denver Post; Rachel Stella, Lewis University, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo; Ashley Davis, Baylor University, Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Emily Siner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Los Angeles Times; Brooks Johnson, University of Montana, Idaho Falls Post Register; Laurence Leveille, Syracuse University, Oregonian Publishing; Natalie Webster, University of Texas, Arlington, Alabama Media Group; Danae Lenz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Dallas Morning News; Samantha Clark, San Jose State University, San Francisco Chronicle; Forrest Roth, University of Oregon, Bay Area News Group – East Bay; Maribel Molina, University of Texas at Austin, Austin American-Statesman.
Sports Editing, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Dr. Charlyne Berens, Director, May 20
Blake Pon, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Christian Garner, James Madison University, Omaha World-Herald; Daniel Agabiti, University of Connecticut, The Hartford Courant; Lance Davis, Auburn University, Cox Media Group; Mark Sanchez, University of Maryland, New York Post; McKenna Brown, University of Oregon, The Denver Post; Megan Ryan, University of Minnesota, The Journal News; Nick Merchant, Gonzaga University, San Francisco Chronicle; Zachary Tegler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The New York Times.