Dow Jones News Fund-American City Business Journals business reporting intern Shafaq Patel wrote this piece for The Poynter Institute about how this year’s remote internships “exposed the extent of the digital divide among student journalists and how newsrooms can help level the playing field.” 

Shafaq wrote on Twitter, “I hope newsrooms understand the importance of not just wanting diverse voices but putting plans in action to help alleviate the disparities.”

DJNF was able to provide technology, broadband and resources to interns struggling through the alumni-supported Intern Assistance Fund. Alumni continue to donate to the Fund to support the Class of 2021 and beyond.

Shafaq Patel is a 2020 graduate of Emerson College and business reporting intern for the Boston Business Journal. Follow her on Twitter @shafaqpatel.