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The Rhythm of Phoenix: 
A Digital Story Told by DJNF Interns  

The Dow Jones News Fund digital media interns covered the Phoenix jazz scene during their 10-day residency program at Arizona State University. Armed with the latest tools and technology from the Cronkite School of Journalism, 11 interns crafted robust multimedia packages on the history, the culture and innovation of the Phoenix jazz scene. Read more

Adviser Update Goes Digital
Since 1968, the Dow Jones News Fund has produced a free print publication for high school journalism teachers and media advisers – providing a place to trade teaching tips and curriculum ideas, pass on real-world newsroom advice and showcase students’ award-winning work.

After more than 47 years of publishing in print, the Dow Jones News Fund moved Adviser Update to a digital publishing platform, where it remains a go-to source of information and inspiration in scholastic journalism.

This new platform makes Adviser Update accessible by smartphone, computer or tablet. Each issue can be emailed to subscribers (subscribe here), shared on social media (follow us) and accessible online at 

Dow Jones News Fund Alumni Gather in New York City

Journalists and media leaders joined the Dow Jones News Fund at its first Alumni Awards Reception Oct. 9 to celebrate six outstanding professionals who are making their mark in the industry. All six honorees recognized the role the News Fund's college internship program played in launching their careers. Meet the 2015 honorees. 

2015 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year


The Dow Jones News Fund recognized the winners of its National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year contest at the National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 14 in Orlando, Fla. Kirkwood (Mo.) High School teacher Mitch Eden, the 2015 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, was presented a plaque and laptop computer.

The Distinguished Advisers are Sandra Coyer, Puyallup (Wash.) High School; Rachel Rauch, Homestead High School, Mequon, Wis.; Amanda Thorpe, Portage (Mich.) Community High School; and Mitch Ziegler of Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, Calif.

The Special Recognition Advisers are Terry Cassreino, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Madison, Miss.; Alena Cybart-Persenaire, Kennedy High School, Waterbury, Conn.; Thomas Kaup, Auburn (Wash.) High School; and Leland Mallett, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas. Learn more about the award recipients.  

Dow Jones News Fund Teacher of the Year Scholarship Winners Announced

The Dow Jones News Fund will award $3,000 in scholarships to five graduating high school seniors who will pursue journalism in college.

The scholarship recipients were selected by the 2014 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year and four Distinguished Advisers through writing contests organized by the teachers at their high schools in April and May.

The top scholarship recipient is Lindsay Pugh of Prince George (Va.) High School, where Chris Waugaman, 2014 Teacher of the Year, teaches and advises the award-winning Royal News and Pugh will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend The College of William and Mary in Virginia.  Read more.

Study: Digital Internships Influenced Hundreds

For nearly 20 years, the Dow Jones News Fund has influenced the journalism careers of hundreds of journalists through its digital workshops. In an effort to enhance the program, Dow Jones surveyed DJNF Digital Workshop alumni to explore the most important skills the alumni learned and built upon during their training, where they landed after the internship, and more. Visit the website for infographics, video.

The study was conducted by a team led by Dr. Pam Johnson of Western Kentucky University who ran a digital internship program for the Fund from 2007 through 2013. She also directs a DJNF-sponsored digital program for professors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The program offered in July taught instructors how to create news apps. 

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March 12-15 -- CMA, New York City
March 16-18 -- CSPA, New York City
March 31-April 2 --ACES, Portland, Ore.
April 14-17 -- Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Los Angeles
May 19-21 -- SABEW, Washington, D.C.
May -- Internship Residency Programs begin
May 20-26 -- Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy at University of Texas, El Paso


June 22-25 -- Associated Press Sports Editors, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 3-7 -- NABJ/NAHJ Convention & Career Fair, Washington, D.C.
Aug. 4-7 -- AEJMC, Minneapolis
Aug. 10-13 -- AAJA, Las Vegas
Sept. 11-14 -- ASNE-APME Conference, Philadelphia
Sept. 15-17 -- ONA, Denver
Sept. 18 - 20 -- SPJ/NAJA/RTDNA Joint Conference, New Orleans
Oct. 1 -- Deadline for all funding proposals
Nov. 1 -- DJNF
Internship application deadline
Nov. 10-13 -- Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Indianapolis
Dec. 9 - 11 -- 2017 DJNF interns selected


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