Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021

Bloomberg Business Journalism Diversity Program

May 17-21, 2021



The summer 2021 program will be conducted virtually. 


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.

Monday, May 17
Orientation. Follow the Money. Workshop and Exercises

Tuesday, May 18
Commodities; From Oil to Corn. Workshop. Unconscious Bias in Reporting.

Wednesday, May 19
Numbers Must Mean Something. Multi-platform Workshop.

Thursday, May 20
Data, Visuals and Story Telling; The CityLab Example. Fake News.

Friday, May 21
AI and the Future of News. Diverse Voices. Conclusion.

Who Should Apply

  • University students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism and who are not currently studying business journalism.
  • ​Rising juniors and seniors.
  • Underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Full-time international students studying in the U.S. are welcome to apply, but permission from their institution is required in order to issue stipends that may help with connectivity for a virtual program.

How to Apply

Applications open: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Application deadline:  Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Students interested in the program should complete an online application. The program will be conducted virtually during 2021.

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

  • Resume
  • 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 for the 2021 program are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

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


Please contact Liana Pinner
(919) 843-8299

About The Program

The Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program 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.

The summer 2021 program will be conducted virtually. All costs to participants will be covered, including assistance with remote connectivity.

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. 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.

About Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News was founded in 1990 and is the world's leader in financial news with more than 2,600 journalists and analysts in bureaus throughout the world. Participants in this all-expenses paid workshop will have the opportunity to visit the Bloomberg offices in New York City or San Francisco, meet with business reporters and editors, and learn about the craft of business journalism.