DCF Journalism Internship Program — Summer 2021
The DCF is pleased to announce the DCF Journalism Internship Program to increase media coverage of the impact of COVID-19 and underlying issues on communities of color in Southern Delaware.
Funded by a Community Needs Grant from the COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund and the participating media outlets, this program will embed college students as reporting interns in Delaware print, broadcast and online news outlets to focus on Black and brown communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
The goals of DCF Journalism Internship Program are to:
1) Increase mainstream multimedia news coverage of Southern Delaware BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) communities, focusing on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and elevating the underlying reasons, and
2) Increase representation of BIPOC interns in Delaware newsrooms, building a pipeline for greater representation over the long term.
The program also will facilitate collaboration among the newsrooms to generate more in-depth coverage and get the information to a larger audience, by leveraging multiple news platforms.
Delaware’s bilingual newspapers, Hoy en Delaware and El Tiempo Hispano, will translate stories into Spanish, share the information on their platforms, and make the translations available for the English-language outlets to share with their audiences.
Delaware news outlets confirmed to date are:
- Cape Gazette
- DelawareOnline/The News Journal
- Delaware Public Media
- Delaware State News
- El Tiempo Hispano
- Hoy en Delaware
- Technical.ly Delaware
For more information, contact Allison Taylor Levine, 302.345.0589.