Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program announces 2023 dates

The Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program will start recruiting for its 2023 programs, which will be conducted in-person at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York City for students studying in the US and at Bloomberg’s London office for the students studying in the UK.

Forty-six students in the 2022 cohort represented a total of 29 universities.  The program, which is in partnership with UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, included 24 participants in the US. The UK program,  in partnership with the Department of Journalism at City, University of London, included 22 students.

With instruction by senior Bloomberg journalists and executives, participants are led through The Bloomberg Way: the guide for Bloomberg journalists on reporting, editing and applied business and economic knowledge. Participants learn to demonstrate that the story of the economy, business and markets is best achieved when the focus is on the greatest diversity of participants. Instructors also include faculty from partner Universities, UNC, Berkeley and City.

“Journalism is about who is asking the questions,” said Matt Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News. “We also know that if everyone asking the questions looks alike and sounds alike, there is little chance of explaining the world as it really is. These reasons are why we created the Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program.”

The Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Program focuses on increasing the awareness of the field of business journalism, and Bloomberg in particular, to college students of diverse backgrounds. By focusing on students earlier in their academic careers, this program aims to inspire and motivate students to take the necessary classes and secure internships that would prepare them for a career in business reporting. This program helps to open new opportunities beyond college and break cultural and personal barriers that may have kept working as a business journalist off many students’ list of career possibilities.

UNC Hussman has worked with Bloomberg News since 2017 to offer this program, expanding the partnership to include Berkeley in 2018 and City in 2019.


During the program, students 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.

The Bloomberg Journalism Diversity Programs are part of Bloomberg’s larger Global Business and Financial Journalism Education Initiative, which aims to advance business journalism and provide career opportunities for journalists from diverse backgrounds around the world. With support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and other international funders, Bloomberg Global Business and Financial Journalism Education Initiative furthers our corporate philanthropic mission to address inequities, support diverse voices, and expand access to education using the expertise of our employees and resources of our business to create lasting impact.


Timeline for the US program:

Dec. 5, 2022:  Website goes live and recruitment begins

February 1, 2023: Application deadline

May 15-19, 2023: Program

Timeline for the UK Program

February 1, 2023:  Website goes live and recruitment begins

March 31: Application deadline

November 4-8, 2023: Program