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Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
(Article written by Linzi Sheldon '07, Whitney Campbell Undergraduate Intern, Dartmouth Public Affairs Office)
Dartmouth junior Joseph Malchow has been chosen as a 2007 Bartley fellow, winning a paid summer internship at The Wall Street Journal. The Journal awards only seven of the prestigious fellowships, named in honor of the Journal's Pulitzer Prize-winning editor emeritus, the late Robert L. Bartley.
Malchow, a native of Scotch Plains, N.J., is a government major and prospective English major at Dartmouth. He writes for the National Review Online as well as maintaining "Joe's Dartblog," where he blogs about national and local politics as well as a variety of Dartmouth topics.
Malchow will be working in New York City in the editorial department of the Journal, as well as working on the website of the Far Eastern Economic Review, a monthly newsmagazine focusing on business, politics, and other social issues in Asia.
His interest in blogging began with "Old and New Media," an English class he took at Dartmouth during his freshman fall. For his final project, he founded Dartblog.com, which now reaches an audience of over 1,000 daily readers. Malchow devotes two to three hours a day blogging, debating with others, or correcting details at his readers' demands.
"You get challenged," Malchow said. "If someone with his own website doesn't like what you have to say, they take you on. And if they so do in a compelling way, you have to respond."
After applying in December, Malchow interviewed with the Journal in January and received news of his acceptance as a fellow in late February. His weekly highlight, he said, will be attending the paper's Tuesday morning editorial meetings.
"It's the most stylish, best-written, and certainly most influential newspaper," Malchow said. "The quality of the Journal's editorials is unsurpassed."
The internships begin in early June and run through late August. The seven students who were selected will work in New York or the Journal's Hong Kong and Brussels bureaus, writing for the paper and the Far Eastern Economic Review. The Bartley fellows were selected from more than 50 applicants for their journalism potential and their demonstration of views consistent with Bartley's "belief in economic and political liberty," the Journal's editorial page editor, Paul Gigot, said.
The Wall Street Journal holds 31 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism and employs more than 600 print journalists worldwide. The paper has a worldwide average daily circulation of over 2 million readers.
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