About the program
June 1-5, 2020
Through the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program, students will have the opportunity to join one of two week-long programs that will show how business journalists report on what's most at stake in the economy, global stock and bond markets, government regulations and the job market. One program will be at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and one at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.
All costs to participants in the program, including lodging and transportation, will be covered.
Program instruction will be provided by top Bloomberg journalists and executives including Matt Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, who wrote the book on how Bloomberg reporters should cover business news. The program will lead the participants through The Bloomberg Way, the principles of reporting, editing and applied business and economic knowledge that helped transform Bloomberg News into the world's most successful business reporting operation. Participants will learn to demonstrate that the story of the economy, business and markets is best recorded when the focus is on the greatest diversity of participants.
Participants of the program will:
- Acquire a basic understanding of market and financial concepts.
- Learn the fundamentals of business journalism, one of the highest-demand fields in media today.
- Practice interviewing techniques and reporting strategies in hands-on instruction with Bloomberg journalists.
- Gain insights on working in a diverse environment and the importance of representation in journalism.
- Join an accomplished group of fellow students and program alumni who will serve as mentors as you navigate your career path.