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Dow Jones News Fund Interns to Train at Cronkite School

May 21, 2015

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is welcoming top student journalists from across the country for intensive digital media training as part of a prestigious Dow Jones News Fund program.

Fourteen college journalism students, including four from the Cronkite School, will spend a week on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus receiving the latest multimedia training before they head to internships that include The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, MSN, Comcast and The Arizona Republic. The training runs from May 24-31.

The Cronkite School is the only DJNF-sponsored digital training center for college students in the country. Six other universities offer instruction in areas such as business reporting, news editing and sports editing.

“The Cronkite School is a perfect setting for multiplatform training for 2015 DJNF interns,” said Linda Shockley, managing director of the Dow Jones News Fund. “We’re excited to see them produce a thrilling digital project while mastering critical skills for the cutting-edge media where they will work.”

The week of training includes in-depth lessons on visual storytelling and digital editing, graphics, creating interactive maps and producing podcasts before beginning 10-week paid internships across the nation.

“We are thrilled to be training some of the most talented student journalists in the U.S.,” said Michael Wong, director of the program and Cronkite’s director of career services. “We’re looking forward to giving them the tools they need to succeed in their digitally focused internships.”

Launched in 1960, the DJNF summer internship program supports seven training sites at leading journalism schools. This year, 92 undergraduate and graduate students were selected from more than 600 applicants for the program. Interns returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships.

The Dow Jones News Fund is a nonprofit organization supported by the Dow Jones Foundation, Dow Jones and Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, and other news industry organizations. Its mission is to encourage high school and college students to pursue journalism careers by sponsoring workshops and providing internships. It also offers ongoing training and grant-funded programs for educators.

The 2015 Dow Jones multimedia interns and their assignments are:

Madi Alexander
University of Missouri
The New York Times, New York

Katrina Arroyos
Arizona State University
AccuWeather, State College, Penn.

Harrison Brink
Temple University
Comcast, Philadelphia

Kristie Chua
American University
Journal News, White Plains, N.Y.

Joshua Farmer
Appalachian State University
The Tampa Bay Times, Tampa, Fla.

Samantha Incorvaia
Arizona State University
The Arizona Republic, Phoenix

Matt Leonard
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Denver Post, Denver

Gracie McKenzie
Tufts University
Journal News, White Plains, N.Y.

Thomas Neas
Elon University
The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Curtis Spicer
Arizona State University
The Arizona Republic, Phoenix

Graham Starr
Tufts University
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston

Will True
Carnegie Mellon University
International Center for Journalists, Washington

Danika Worthington
Arizona State University
MSN, Bellevue, Wash.

Alexa Wybraniec
Rutgers University
Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Ill.