Update — The Dow Jones News Fund has released this statement: “We extend sincere apologies to the persons whose email addresses are listed in the emails. We take the application process seriously, value each applicant and appreciate having the opportunity to review their materials. Something went awry with the automated notices that clearly shouldn’t have. We will work diligently to ensure this does not recur.”
— Marie French (@mre545) March 6, 2014
Date: Mar 6, 2014 2:08 PM
Subject: Application Rejected
To: [Hundreds of email addresses]
Dear Internship Applicant:
Your application to the Dow Jones News Fund Intern Programs was reviewed by a panel of editors and professors. Unfortunately, you were not selected.
If you will be enrolled in college full-time in the fall of 2014 as a junior, senior or graduate student you will be eligible for our 2015 program.
Information should be available from your career center or communications department next September. Applications will also be available between September and late October on our website at https://www.newsfund.org. The application deadline will be Nov. 1.
Thank you for the opportunity to review your application.
Dow Jones News Fund
I’m asking Dow Jones how this happened. Executive director Linda Shockley wasn’t aware that this happened when I called.