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The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund was founded in 1958 by editors of The Wall Street Journal to improve the quality of journalism education and the pool of applicants for jobs in the newspaper business. It provides internships and scholarships to college students, career literature, fellowships for high school journalism teachers and publications' advisers and training for college journalism instructors. The Fund is a nonprofit foundation supported by the Dow Jones Foundation, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and other newspaper companies.

The Newspaper Fund welcomes unsolicited proposals for grants as long as they directly relate to the foundation's mission of encouraging students to pursue careers in journalism. The Fund does not award grants to publish commercial newspapers or finance special events.


Grant proposals must be submitted not later than October 1 of each year to allow ample time for consideration by the Newspaper Fund’s board of directors. Earlier notification of intent to submit proposals is encouraged.

Program applications, proposal guidelines and information can be obtained in the Forms section of our web site or by contacting: The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300, Phone: (609) 452-2820, E-mail: newsfund@wsj.dowjones.com

Deadlines for Program Nominations and Proposals

National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program
• Description: To recognize high school Journalism teachers who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching journalism and/ or advising a high school newspaper
• Eligible: Any high school journalism teacher or adviser with at least three years of teaching experience. Nominations may come from principals, newspaper editors, other teachers, alumni, press associations or the teachers themselves
• Awards: $1,000 college scholarship for a student of the Teacher of the Year; $500 college scholarships for a student of each of the four Distinguished Advisers
• Deadline: July 1
• Application form: Teacher of the Year Form

High School Journalism Workshops
In years past, these programs were entitled “High School Journalism Workshops for Minorities.” This criterion has changed. There will be no preferential treatment for, or discrimination against, any applicant on the basis of race or ethnicity this year or in the future. All applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, or other protected trait are welcome to apply and will be considered for participation without reference to their race, ethnicity or other protected trait.
• Description: To encourage high school students to consider careers in journalism by providing an opportunity to work with professional journalists and instructors on reporting, writing and editing a student newspaper • Eligible: Colleges, schools, nonprofit organizations
• Grant: $2,500 up to $5,000
• Deadline: October 1
• Guidelines: Workshop Guidelines

Centers for Editing Excellence
• Description: To provide two weeks of intensive training for college juniors, seniors and graduate students, selected through the Newspaper Fund’s Newspaper Editing Intern Program, who will work professionally as copy editing interns for newspapers and news services
• Eligible: Colleges or nonprofit organizations
• Grant: Maximum of $20,000 for 10 students
• Deadline: October 1
• Guidelines: Centers for Editing Excellence Guidelines

Newspaper Editing Internship Program
• Description: To encourage students to consider copy editing as a career in newspaper journalism by providing training, paid summer internships and scholarship grants
• Eligible: All college juniors; seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in newspaper journalism
• Grant: $1,000
• Deadline: November 1


Business Reporting Internship Program
• Description: To encourage college sophomores, juniors and seniors to seek newspaper reporting internships early in their academic careers by providing training, paid summer internships and scholarship grants.
• Eligible: College sophomores, juniors and seniors
• Grant: $1,000
• Deadline: November 1

Sports Editing Program
• Description: To encourage students to consider sports copy editing as a career in by providing training, paid summer internships and scholarship grants
• Eligible: All college juniors; seniors and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in newspaper journalism
• Grant: $1,000
• Deadline: November 1
    


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