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Daily Mississippian editor-in-chief selected for Dow Jones News Fund internship

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by ldrucker

The editor-in-chief of The Daily Mississippian has been selected for a Dow Jones News Fund internship.

Slade Rand, a senior journalism major from New Orleans, will be a business reporter at The Hartford Courant in Connecticut as part of the Dow Jones program. He’s worked at the DM since his freshman year.

The Dow Jones program is one of the most prestigious and selective journalism internships in the nation. It provides all-expenses paid training, media internships and scholarships. Slade’s training for the business reporting internship will be at New York University.

The Dow Jones News Fund website reports that 79 undergraduate and graduate students will work this summer as data and digital journalists, business reporters and multiplatform editors in paid internships at 65 of the nation’s leading news organizations through the Dow Jones News Fund. The News Fund received more than 779 applications last fall.

‘We value media companies that partner with the Fund to create these summer experiences for interns,” said Linda Shockley, DJNF managing director, in a news release. “Although, the news industry is challenged, they recognize the importance of mentoring and developing talent. Internships are among the best ways to do that.”

Interns attend one-week summer residencies at five journalism schools in May and June before reporting to work. Those returning to college at the end of a successful summer receive $1,500 scholarships, the website reports.

Seventeen students including Rand will attend the business reporting program at New York University, taught by Paul Glader, associate professor at The King’s College and award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter.

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