Why Does Local Journalism Matter?

To have a healthy democracy and a thriving community, we need an engaged and informed citizenry. By strengthening local news we help all people access important information, share ideas in constructive ways, and elevate the voices and stories of underrepresented people.

DCF Journalism Internship Program

Funded by the DCF and the Local Journalism Initiative, this program embeds college students who are aspiring journalists as reporting interns in Delaware news outlets. The goals of DCF Journalism Internship Program are to:

  • Increase high-quality local news, which strengthens our democracy and civic engagement;
  • Increase coverage of Delaware’s BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) and other historically underrepresented communities; and
  • Increase the population of future journalists who have experience with and are committed to covering historically underrepresented communities, including BIPOC.

About the 2022 Interns

Donovan Aldridge,
The News Journal/DelawareOnline 

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.  

Minhas 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

Questions? Contact Allison Taylor Levine, 302.345.0589.

The internship program is conducted in partnership with the Maryland Delaware DC Press Association, which manages the application process.

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