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Brady Creel, back row center, with other 2003 editing interns at
the University of Texas at Austin. Residency director Griff Singer
is at far right.


Brady Creel, 2003 editing intern, Houston Chronicle
I wanted to write and applaud Griff Singer and his team for a wonderful training workshop in Austin. He is an invaluable asset to the Dow Jones program, and you (and we) are lucky to have him.
Our workshop not only taught us mechanical skills that will aid us in our careers; it lent itself to the sharing of wisdom that cannot be learned in a classroom. Griff's knowledge of and enthusiasm for journalism were an inspiration to me -- he reminded me why I want to go into this business.
The 13 interns in Austin formed a remarkable bond in our two weeks there -- it is one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done. I know I speak for all of us when I say thanks for this opportunity and for putting us in Griff Singer's capable hands.

B.D. Colen, 1969 reporting intern, The Wall Street Journal, Cleveland
I can say with all honesty that the summer I spent as a Newspaper Fund Intern did more to prepare me for my journalism career, and did more to shape me as a journalist, than any thing else I did or experienced.

Bruce Dunning, 1961 reporting intern, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
I was a Newspaper Fund intern in 1961 spending that summer as a reporter for the Asbury Park Press. The summer after graduating I worked at the New Brunswick Home News and went to the Columbia J school the next year. I subsequently worked for the Long Island Press, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and the International Herald Tribune. While I was at the Herald, I started stringing for CBS News and was eventually offered a staff job. I have been with CBS for more than 30 years, most of the time spent in Asia. In 1981, I opened the CBS bureau in Beijing after which I was back in the U.S. for several years. I was an on-air correspondent for some years but since 1983 have been on the management side. Since 1989, I have been Asia bureau chief for CBS based in Tokyo. If it hadn't been for the NF, I wouldn't have had such a terrific life these past 40 years or so.

Brian Gonzalez, 2001 online intern, South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com, Fort Lauderdale
This summer, I served as an intern in the Office of Public Affairs at NASA-Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. It was an excellent experience that built on the skills and background that the DJNF online editing program provided. The DJNF program was a extremely valuable experience, and I am tremendously grateful for the opportunities that it has presented me. I truly appreciate the alumni opportunities with DJNF and would like to thank you all for a job well done.

Diya Gullapalli, 2001 business reporting intern, The Columbus Dispatch
The pre-internship residency was excellent because it was intensive in the true sense. I loved how focused we were and how we learned about both business and journalism.

Bob King, 1986 editing intern, The Palm Beach Post
Yours is an incredibly valuable program that has contributed a lot to my career in newspapers, and I am glad to see that it is still going strong. Thank you!

Heather Wecsler, 1996 editing intern, Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune
I truly think your internship program is one of the greatest training tools available to aspiring journalists. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for DJNF.

Jason Yates, 2000 editing intern, The Palm Beach Post
The internship established the fact I do want to be a copy editor and increased my love for journalism. It did not feel like a job. I could not believe I was getting paid for it because it was too enjoyable.

Felix Doligosa, Jr., 2001 business reporting intern, The Denver Post
As my internship started rolling, frustration turned into excitement. By the end, I didn't want it to end because I was falling in love.

Lisett Fernandez, 2000 editing intern, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
This internship and the Dow Jones residency boosted my confidence in my skills and myself. I felt accomplished because I was chosen to be part of an elite program and because I succeeded in a professional atmosphere.

Rose Arce, Field Producer CNN and NAHJ Region 2 Director
The guidance I got from Dow Jones Newspaper Fund helped me choose my college and believe that it was possible for me to pay for it. I hope there is always something like the Fund out there for aspiring journalists.




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