Journalism students land nationally prestigious reporting, editing internships

Fri, 01/31/2014

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Allison Rose Lopez
William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications
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LAWRENCE — Eight students from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas have been awarded competitive reporting and editing internships at prestigious national news outlets for summer 2014.

At the Chicago Tribune:

Blake Schuster, a senior from Chicago, will be a paid summer sports reporting intern for 12 weeks at the Chicago Tribune. He will cover the general sports beat and write sports feature stories.

At the The New York Times:

Hannah Wise, a senior from Wichita, will be a paid summer editing intern for 10 weeks on the digital desk of The New York Times. She will work in online production, creating news packages, writing headlines and summaries, conducting research and compiling information for breaking news, special sections and enterprise stories.

 

At the Dow Jones News Fund:

More than 600 applicants competed nationally for 102 Dow Jones News Fund summer editing internships, which include 10 weeks of paid work and $1,000 scholarships. The interns:

  • Tara Bryant, a junior from Lawrence, will be a news editing intern at the Bay Area News Group in California.
  • Casey Hutchins, a junior from Lawrence, will be a news editing intern at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Sylas May, a junior from Derby, will be a news editing intern at The Indianapolis Star.
  • Duncan McHenry, a senior from Prairie Village, will be a news editing intern at The Kansas City Star.
  • Madison Schultz, a senior from Hays, will be a news editing intern at The Buffalo News, New York.
  • Ashleigh Tidwell, a senior from Rossville, will be a news editing intern at The Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn.


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