For the second year in a row, a Stony Brook University student has been awarded a Dow Jones News Fund internship. Brianne Ledda, a rising junior, is one of 79 undergraduate and graduate students placed in paid internships at 65 of the nation’s leading news organizations through the News Fund.
Interns in the program attend a one-week summer residency at journalism schools prior to starting their reporting work. Ledda, who was accepted to the business reporting program, will spend her residency at New York University and report for Royal Media.
The News Fund received more than 779 applications for the program last fall. Ledda is a member of the School of Journalism Student Advisory Board, Stony Brook Honors College and is an editor at The Statesman campus newspaper.