Hawai‘i college student recipient of coveted Dow Jones News Fund internship

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A journalism major at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was named a Dow Jones News Fund intern—an honor among the nation’s most talented up-and-coming journalists.

Among 86 college students chosen for the program, Tori DeJournett was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants and the only recipient from Hawaiʻi. The highly competitive program offers paid summer internships in 62 newsrooms around the country.

DeJournett and 12 other interns will receive specialized digital media training at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Upon completion of the training, DeJournett will begin a paid summer residency in Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s newsroom.

“I am very grateful for all the opportunities that I have been able to partake in through UH Mānoa’s Journalism program,” said DeJournett, who will be graduating May 11, at UH Mānoa’s 113th Annual Commencement Exercise held at the Stan Sheriff Center. “The skills and knowledge that I have gained from the professors and mentors will serve me well throughout my career.”


UH Mānoa journalism students have been accepted into the Dow Jones News Fund internship program in each of the last three years. Past recipients and their placements include Keya Rivera, Pacific Business News in 2023; and Krista Rados, at Hawaiʻi News Now, and Nate Bek, at Geekwire, in 2022.

“These achievements show what UH students can do, toe-to-toe with the best students in the nation,” said Professor Brett Oppegaard, journalism program director. “If you want to study journalism, and you want to do that in Hawaiʻi, you can get a great, nationally competitive education in this field. We also are home growing in Mānoa, the next generation of our communityʻs most trusted storytellers and truth tellers.”

The journalism program is housed in the School of Communication and Information in UH Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences.



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