News Fund seeks media to hire business reporting interns

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Will Sutton, 2013 business reporting program director

PRINCETON, N.J.The Dow Jones News Fund is recruiting media and news organizations to hire 2013 summer interns for 10 weeks in its business reporting internship program.

This is an opportunity for news organizations to hire a great intern who has already been vetted by the Fund. Media outlets who want to enroll their own candidates in the pre-internship training program can also coordinate with the Fund.

Placements are being made and should be completed by January for best results.

Participating media this year include The Denver Post, the Cape Cod Times, Barron’s and Thomson-Reuters. The Fund invites online, on-the-air and niche publications as well as those with non-traditional business coverage, to participate.

DJNF business reporting interns will participate in an intensive, week-long business reporting training course at New York University from May 25 to 31. The 2013 program director is Will Sutton, a Society of Business Editors and Writers member who serves on its diversity committee. Sutton has supervised business coverage as a newspaper editor and he was a 2012 Donald W. Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism at Grambling State University. He is a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists and a co-founder of what became UNITY: Journalists of Color. Interns will be ready for work by June 3.

Interns will ramp up knowledge and skills in earnings reports, reading Securities and Exchange Commission documents, IPOs and more. Sutton will include SABEW members among the faculty of business journalists from Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as well as other news organizations. Academic professionals will also help interns learn how to dig for information in documents and online and how to use social media to report on business. Reach Sutton via twitter at @willsutton or email at resultswithwill@aol.com.

News organizations are asked to provide a training grant of $1,000 to DJNF and to pay a weekly salary of at least $350 for no fewer than 10 weeks of work.

The student application deadline has passed, so interested undergraduate and graduate students can plan to apply for the 2014 program.

To enroll to hire one of the more than 75 applicants, contact Linda Shockley at linda.shockley@dowjones.com or 609-520-5929. Details at https://www.newsfund.org.

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