Cronkite hosts training for Dow Jones News Fund interns
Top journalism students from across the country will receive intensive digital journalism training this summer as part of a Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) program at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Eleven college journalism students, including five from the Cronkite School, will spend a week on ASU’s downtown campus, receiving rigorous multimedia training before they head to internships that include The Denver Post, the International Center for Journalists, AccuWeather and The Arizona Republic. The training runs from May 25-31.
The Cronkite School is the only DJNF-sponsored digital training center for college students in the country. Six other universities offer training in areas such as business reporting, news editing and sports editing.
“It is our honor and privilege to train students for their digital internships this summer,” said Michael Wong, director of the program and Cronkite’s director of career services. “We’re excited to have America’s best student journalists here with us.”
DJNF interns at Cronkite will participate in in-depth sessions on visual storytelling, digital tools and interactive multimedia before beginning 10-week paid internships across the nation.
Launched in 1960, the DJNF summer internship program supports seven training sites at leading journalism schools. This year, 85 undergraduate and graduate students were selected from more than 600 applicants for the program. Interns returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships.
"We're pleased 2014 digital interns will be trained at the Cronkite School again this year,” said Linda Shockley, deputy director of DJNF. “Even after the summer has ended, we're sure this program will have strengthened students' preparation for careers in 21st-century media."
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 media companies. Its mission is to encourage high school and college students to pursue journalism careers by sponsoring workshops and providing internships.
This year’s Dow Jones multimedia interns and their assignments are: