The WSJ’s Al-Muslim recruiting the next generation
Amy Dunkin of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism profiles Aisha Al-Muslim of The Wall Street Journal, an alumnus of the program.
Dunkin writes, “Now her path has taken an interesting turn. In May, she was named the Journal’s senior editor of newsroom internships, a job that takes her away from the daily thrill (or grind) of reporting and writing so she can help recruit the next generation of journalists. It’s a role, Aisha says, that comes naturally to her.
“‘I’ve always had a passion for mentoring,’ she said. ‘I was already doing it on my own time, talking to high school and college journalism students, taking part in sessions at NABJ and NAHJ. My own mentors played a big role for me in school and professionally. Now I can pay it forward.’
“Her new position is guaranteed to keep Aisha plenty busy. This year, the Journal launched a part-time internship that will debut in Spring 2022 on top of the well-established full-time spring health reporting and 10-week summer internships. The new part-time program is designed to enhance diversity by giving special consideration to applicants from underrepresented communities, including students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), other minority-serving institutions, and professional affinity groups.”
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