INN Members hosting Emma Bowen Foundation fellows for the summer

LOS ANGELES — Twenty fellows participating in the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media program for students of color are helping Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) members, along with INN, this summer, as part of a new partnership.

This is the first time the foundation placed fellows who are college students and recent college graduates from its summer fellowship program inside nonprofit news organizations for eight-week internships focused on new media business, technology and editorial.

The initiative originally began as a placement for eight INN members, but because of high demand, increased to 19 participating members across the United States.

The list of INN members and interns who are participating include:

Diviana Navarro
Communications and Spanish double major, Santa Clara University

Courtney Fong
Communications Studies, California State University Sacramento

The Center for Public Integrity
Alexis Gravely
Media Studies, University of Virginia

Savannah Robinson
Journalism, University of Southern California

Charlottesville Tomorrow
Bryauna Kralik
Broadcast Journalism, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brielle Entzminger
Media Studies and American Studies, University of Virginia

The Connecticut Mirror
Jamie Kasulis
Computer Science and Comparative Literature, Williams College

The Chicago Reporter
Elly Rivera
Journalism, Northwestern University

The GroundTruth Project
Milan Polk
Journalism, Northwestern University

In These Times
Grace Asiegbu
Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Institute for Nonprofit News
Nikita Advani
Business Administration, University of Southern California

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
Michelle Hanks
Photojournalism, Western Kentucky University

The Lens
Dominic Scott
Business Sales and Marketing, Xavier University of Louisiana

Amy Juang
Visual Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Next City
Brianna Williams
Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University

The New Food Economy
Kamari Stewart
Digital Journalism, Pace University

Heaven Taylor-Winn
Telecommunication, University of Florida

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Jazmin Goodwin
Journalism, Howard University

Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting
Sohyeon Hwang
Government and Information Science with a data emphasis, Graduating from Cornell University

The Texas Tribune
Sydney Greene
Journalism and Mass Communications, Arizona State University alum

INN’s work to grow and strengthen nonprofit news organizations includes the development of career pipelines and training in technology, business, and news as a social enterprise.

This initiative was funded by Democracy Fund, which is also participating in the program with eight summer fellows, who recently attended Emma Bowen's 2018 Annual Summer Conference alongside INN's Director of Training & Services Fran Scarlett.

About INN:

The Institute for Nonprofit News is a growing national network of more than 160 nonprofit news organizations dedicated to providing investigative and public service reporting. INN was founded in 2009 to foster a new collective of newsrooms serving the public interest. Today it functions as an innovation network, helping members develop new ways to support journalism and engage communities, providing business, technology and leadership support and a framework for collaboration. INN’s work helps newsrooms bring investigative and civic news to more people, hold the powerful accountable and strengthen democracy.

About Emma Bowen Foundation:

Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) was founded in 1989 to diversify the media industry by giving talented students the opportunity to intern at some of the nation’s leading media companies. The Foundation has provided internships for more than 1,000 students of color.