Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program

About the program

May 13-17, 2024
The program will be in-person in New York City.


The Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program is a partnership with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC, Berkeley that welcomes students who are interested in learning about business journalism. You'll explore how journalists report effectively on the economy, companies, financial and commodity markets, government and labor where wealth and power converge.

Bloomberg journalists and executives, including Matt Winkler, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, will teach courses while others will be led by faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and UC, Berkeley. The program will lead participants through principles of reporting, editing and applied business and economic knowledge.

Participants of the program will:

  • Acquire a basic overview of markets and financial concepts.
  • Learn the fundamentals of business journalism, one of the most in-demand fields in media today.
  • Practice writing and reporting techniques via 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.

The summer 2024 program will be conducted in New York City. All costs to participants will be covered including travel to New York City, lodging and most meals during the program.


Program schedule

Location: New York City

This program is an intensive, five-day business journalism workshop that is a partnership between Bloomberg News, the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Sunday, May 12 | Travel to New York City.
  • Monday, May 13 | Orientation. Follow the Money. Workshop and Exercises
  • Tuesday, May 14 | Commodities; From Oil to Corn. Workshop. Unconscious Bias in Reporting.
  • Wednesday, May 15 | Numbers Must Mean Something. Multi-platform Workshop.
  • Thursday, May 16| Data, Visuals and Story Telling; The CityLab Example. Fake News.
  • Friday, May 17 | AI and the Future of News. Diverse Voices. Conclusion.

Who should apply?

  • University students in the U.S. who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism and who are not currently studying business journalism.
  • ​Rising juniors and seniors.
  • Full-time international students studying in the U.S. are welcome to apply, but permission from their institution is required in order to pay for travel cost and issue stipends. Permission is not always granted. If you are an international student please consult with your campus' international student representative. 

Application process

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Monday, Dec. 4, 2023
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Students interested in the program should complete an online application

The following materials must be uploaded as part of the application:

  • A resume
  • An unofficial transcript
  • One writing sample (500 words): Identify your professional role model in journalism.  What attributes do you admire most about this person and why?
  • Contact information for one faculty reference

Applications will be open through Feb. 1.

Finalists will be contacted for an online interview after the application closing date.



About the Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley partnership

The Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program has two aims: to introduce current and future journalism students to the dynamic field of business journalism and to increase diversity among journalists reporting on business. It will provide participants unparalleled access to a leading financial news organization, as well as to some of the most influential people in the industry.

UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with Bloomberg since 2017 to provide the Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program in New York City. The program partnered with the Department of Journalism at City, University of London in 2019 to offer a workshop for students in the U.K. The program has given more than 185 students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business journalism.

Bloomberg News

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Bloomberg News also feeds the publications and broadcasts produced by Bloomberg Media Group, the company's consumer-facing media organization across digital, TV, radio, streaming video, print, and live events.

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For more information

For more information, please contact Director of Global, Immersive and Professional Programs Liana Pinner.