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Dow Jones News Fund

Business Reporting Intern

May - August 2020 • Trevose, PA

What I liked

Very thorough training for most areas of big business reporting. Great networking opportunities. Good pay. Very supportive and encouraging work environment at the Advertising Specialty Institute, where I was placed.

What I wish was different

I wish the training had included a session about reporting for niche markets; most of the focus was on big businesses. The only reason I have this criticism is because of my placement. Other interns in my class were placed at more mainstream media outlets, so the training was likely more applicable for them.

Advice

You get from it what you put into it. If you want to be a business reporter, this is arguably the best opportunity for you out there. If you're not sure what kind of reporting you'd like to specialize in, like me going in, this will definitely give you the knowledge you need to decide, and then some. It's a very professional, very specialized program.
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