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Two Aspiring Journalists to Join DCF Journalism Internship Program for Summer 2022

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Note: This article was updated 5/4/2022 to reflect changes to the participants.

Two aspiring journalists will be working in local newsrooms this summer through the DCF Journalism Internship Program, helping increase local coverage, deepen the pipeline of local journalists who are people of color, and elevating stories of underserved communities.  

The internship program is a partnership of the DCF, the Local Journalism Initiative and the Maryland Delaware DC Press Association.   

This year’s interns and their hosting newsrooms are: 

Donovan Aldridge, DelawareOnline/The News Journal – Aldridge, a recent graduate of the University of Delaware, was a journalist and photographer for the student newspaper, The Review. He is a resident of Wilmington.  

Kirit Minhas, BayToBayNews/Delaware State NewsMinhas is a Bear resident and sophomore at Georgetown University, majoring in English and double minoring in journalism and French. He also is a staff writer for the news division of the school paper, The Hoya

The interns also will participate in educational programming and be mentored by Larry Nagengast, a journalist with nearly 50 years of experience in local news in Delaware.  

“Having a strong local news ecosystem is essential for our democracy and thriving communities,” said Allison Taylor Levine, DCF vice president for marketing and communications. “These aspiring journalists will learn from the very best in Delaware and help engage our communities, keep our government accountable and share important stories from diverse communities.” 

Interns will begin work in June. Their stories will be available through the media outlets’ own platforms and on the DCF website.