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Journalism students win Dow Jones News Fund summer internships

Apr 30, 2019

Posted in: News

By Jeff South, Associate Professor

For the first time, two VCU students were chosen for Dow Jones News Fund summer internships in the same year:

Georgia Geen, who will be an editing intern at The Roanoke Times. Geen, who is majoring in digital journalism at the Robertson School of Media and Culture and in Spanish as well as  pursuing a certificate in Spanish-English translation and interpretation, is executive editor of the Commonwealth Times.

Bryauna Kralik, who will be a digital media intern at The Palm Beach Post, is a major in broadcast journalism at the Robertson School and in sociology and has written for Charlottesville Tomorrow.

Geen and Kralik, both rising seniors, were among 79 undergraduate and graduate students selected for paid internships at 65 of the nation's leading news organizations through the Dow Jones News Fund. They were chosen from among almost 780 applicants. VCU was one of only two universities in Virginia that had students selected in the nationwide internship competition.

Interns will attend one-week summer residencies at five journalism schools in May and June before reporting to work. Kralik will attend the Digital Media Program residency at Arizona State University, and Geen will attend the Center for Editing Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin.