Irwin wins business journalism internship

irwin_john_cropped.jpgJournalism major John Irwin, of Westland, Mich., won a business journalism internship as part of the Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professors Program. He is one of three students to be chosen.

Irwin, a junior also majoring in political science, will work with the Detroit bureau of Bloomberg News this summer.

Irwin explained how business journalism affects our everyday lives.

"Just about everything, from how governments operate to how parents save up to send their kids to college and to retire, can be traced back to business and economics," Irwin said. "Readers have a need to know how their livelihoods are impacted by business."​

The program, which has placed visiting professors in business journalism on nine campuses since 2012, permits students from those campuses to compete for internships. 

Micki Maynard, a former New York Times senior business correspondent, taught two business journalism classes at CMU in the spring 2013 semester.

Students from schools that have hosted visiting professors will compete again for internships in summer 2015 and 2016.

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed more than $145 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.​​