Student Kudos- 2010

December 2010

Three students from Jour 203 were winners in the first Journalism Student Advisory Council Visual Task Force Multimedia Shootout. They were:
1st place, Kiely Katz, Humane Society project
2nd place, Juni Nelson, Inkaholics Tattoos project
3rd Place, Stephanie Foussé, Humane Society project

Kenny Contrata has accepted a Dow Jones News Fund copy editing internship with the Denver Post this summer.

Sarah Gassen successfully defended her master’s degree project “Cultural Disability: Stories from Journalists Confined by Outdated Attitudes in the Newsroom” Dec. 9. She will receive her master’s in journalism from the UA Dec. 18.

 

November 2010

 Five UA journalism students have been accepted into the New York Times Student Journalism Institute to be held at Florida International University Jan. 2-16. Twenty-three students were selected among applicants from across the country. They are Marisa Gerber, Parisa Hajizadeh-Amini, Kassandra Lau, Allison Mullally, and Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan.

Gerber, who is the editor in chief of The Tombstone Epitaph, has been the border apprentice at the Arizona Daily Star and an intern with The New York Times Phoenix Bureau. She has also accepted the paid metro internship position for the Arizona Daily Star for the Spring 2011 semester. Hajizadeh-Amini is the design editor for Epitaph. She also worked as a copy editor and designer for The Mesa Legend while attending Mesa Community College and has done some design work for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Lau, a photographer, has been one of the most active members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, having attended UNITY 2008 in Chicago, NAHJ Convention in Puerto Rico in 2009, and paying her own way to attend the Denver convention this past summer. She also will be an intern with KOLD-TV next semester. Mullally has been the photo apprentice with the Arizona Daily Star, and works extensively with multimedia, combining audio, stills and video for her personal projects and those for school. Ramon-Sauberan is a freelance reporter for Indian Country Today and editor of Native Perspectives. She took part in the Freedom Forum’s American Indian Journalism Institute in 2008 and 2009 and served as president of the UA’s Tohono O’odham Student Association.

Students who took part in the Beyond the Border project in New York City in November had their stories featured on the cover of the Tucson Weekly Dec. 2. Celeste González de Bustamante wrote the introduction. It comprises stories and photos by Kirsten Boele, Devlin Houser, Samantha Sais and Juliana Vasquez.

Three students were named winners of the School of Journalism’s Mark Finley Gold Pen Contest for Best Beginning Newswriter for fall 2010.

The winners are Camille Mathieu, first place, $750 scholarship; Zac Baker, second place, $350 scholarship;
 and David Watkins, third place, $250 scholarship.

Prof. Peter Smith, who spoke about the first asteroid samples recently returned to Earth and their scientific value. The participants listened to a presentation, asked questions and then had one hour to write and polish a news story, which were judged by four faculty members.

The submissions were blind-judged by professors Jeannine Relly and Nancy Sharkey and adjunct instructors Sarah Gassen and Jane See White.

Each of the competitors, recognized by J205 instructors as being among the promising beginning newswriters of the school, received an engraved pen commemorating the event on April 6.

The contest is named for the late Mark Finley, who established the contest. Finley, a graduate of The University of Arizona, was a journalist and assistant for the publisher of Hearst's Boston newspaper for 17 years.

Visit these links to see published work by Arizona Daily Star apprentices.

Nov. 16, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Stereo repairman stays in tune with customers
http://azstarnet.com/article_3c0fa021-e777-5bb8-97d6-dbe0ac48aed1.html

Nov. 13, 2010
Border Apprentice: Jazmine Woodberry
Law & Order Briefs: 4.5 tons of marijuana were seized this week
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_4b1493b9-f036-5d13-8f22-54b6314a10fd.html

Nov. 11, 2010
Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
What is Gwar good for? Absolute fun
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_63a06bba-0ef5-5438-ab8f-ac3483ef116f.html

Nov. 8, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Tucson Oddity: Spiky creation catches shoppers' eyes
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_5afccfea-7670-5ac0-86af-cccc9bf6b026.html

Nov. 7, 2010
Multimedia Apprentice: Christopher Carter
Vmix: All Souls Processionhttp://azstarnet.com/promo/entertainment/vmix_a640fb4a-eb01-11df-9788-001cc4c03286.html

Nov. 6, 2010
Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Physicist solves equations on job, makes ammo at home
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_c433b402-ed81-59fc-92fc-7a89c5044df9.html

Nov. 4, 2010
Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Meet superhero comic scribes
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/article_71c35450-7442-5b7c-afba-390aad288d6f.html

Regional Apprentice: Marissa Freireich
Couple is 'heart' of community's holiday toy drive
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/east/article_3b17cb11-ae46-5577-bbe1-d2e4f6bcad4c.html

Nov. 3, 2010
Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Only a few votes separate three in LD26 House race
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_c580b87c-638d-5b0f-be7e-c0ed059bf650.html

Government Apprentice: Luke Money and Andrea Kelly
Horne apparently is winner, but many early ballots remain
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_12b386e5-d9cc-51b1-97c2-d022ade3ca54.html

Regional Apprentice: Marissa Freireich
Church's colossal yard sale raises money -- and spirits
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_c3b68f51-8e9f-5ce7-90a2-c1158b194e67.html

Nov. 1, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Love story of 60 years now plain to see for all
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_1047875e-db23-52a0-acaa-3fee43928b86.html

Oct. 28
Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Under $30: Barrio: Good brew meets tasty food
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/dining/article_324ea275-fce2-5c00-b66d-f85a4e7f4df5.html

Tucson Culinary Festival's back with tastes to savor
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/dining/article_c02d6e2b-52bb-541b-bf90-3a3baffaa7b5.html

Oct. 28, 2010
La Estrella Apprentice: Nick Rob Letson
Chicano hip-hoppers feeling own sound
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_e2ec338e-6196-58e5-8e8c-257b9861ee11.html

Oct. 27, 2010
Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Culinary Festival includes Grand Tasting, margarita competition
http://azstarnet.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/article_e794cad6-7de9-5c07-9bc0-f759de96cbbd.html

Oct. 25, 2010
Border Apprentice: Jazmine Woodberry
UA-linked effort looks at crossers, effect of violence
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/border/article_0cef0208-0f69-54fd-a30f-f4697aaa4386.html

Oct. 23, 2010
Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Pusch Ridge 58, San Carlos 0
http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/high-school-and-prep/article_687684d3-5362-572a-9c37-01ba59140790.html

Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Exhibition gives glimpse into ship passengers' lives
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_cefa0f8a-f986-5463-b952-f7d2a8083d58.html

Oct. 22, 2010
Business Apprentice: Maggie Giuffrida
Halloween garb gets creative in N. 4th, downtown shops
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_81850ea6-a759-50ef-85f1-e6b5ca76dff8.html

Oct. 21, 2010
Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
From scorer to speaker, McCray makes return
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/article_d69b45d2-8831-5433-828d-2026c8128fa7.html

Photo Apprentice: Samantha Sais
Giuseppe's plenty o'plenty
http://azstarnet.com/staff/kathleen-allen/article_2eec5003-49d2-5ae0-8fba-90e2f8ec3dc8.html

Oct. 16, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Garden project teaches youth values of their native cultures
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_c2c67d4e-fc50-579b-bfac-4c09be3a8be6.html

BLM puts wild horses, burros up for adoption
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_08ed4aca-c8cd-5cda-8af2-bbb8179c0a5a.html

Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Nogales 14, Pueblo 13
http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/high-school-and-prep/article_75993ece-8a15-5272-95d8-aa6448a1ca67.html

Oct. 15, 2010
Government Apprentice: Luke Money
Dist. 29 House Dems vs. GOP challenger
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_2e27f63b-3e90-5e91-b492-9e9a2fc09ed2.html

Oct. 14, 2010
Regional Apprentice: Marissa Freireich
GaitWay seeks to open brain, body link
Picked up by Associated Press
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/east/article_5dc0d658-efba-5ccd-a099-4751896a0392.html

Photo Apprentice: Samantha Sais
Casas Christian turns 40
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/northwest/article_bf2128a5-dd46-5f19-92a2-ea69f2b22176.html

Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Like him or not, Hamburger is on a roll
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_0d088996-2aea-5535-b334-cc711c7037ab.html

Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
GOP hopes independents siphon votes
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_825d946d-ac4f-5113-b510-b72e6ec57f0a.html

Jobs are key in House Dist. 28
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_9506285c-0b81-5c6d-9246-24bdf6027c16.html

Oct. 13, 2010
Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Scary-hot ghost pepper
http://azstarnet.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/recipes/article_d06f5da5-04f0-5bf6-a17e-76e0fc711833.html

Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Supervisors put new Tumamoc radio tower on hold
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_a5d7e801-74d0-5239-ab95-96e4bc2a97f5.html

Border issues generate most heat in District 27
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_ee17658f-b7af-55c5-856d-d77591cb9e6c.html

Oct. 9
Business Apprentice: Maggie Giuffrida
Holidays propel a plethora of pop-up stores
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_59d24f8b-fe4c-5e81-b8be-18c4d58151ef.html

Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Marana 26, Flowing Wells 24
http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/high-school-and-prep/article_8940a2ed-ca4b-51ba-92b4-e0b1e1c0e0ff.html

Oct. 8
Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Abundant affairs load up 'Don't Dress for Dinner'
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_83a30730-a26f-5731-a087-702fdeb4d1a3.html

Border Apprentice: Jazmine Woodberry
'No roosters' on border
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_95d293ad-7815-5137-8f85-a11a7fd527c2.html

Oct. 7, 2010
Regional Apprentice: Marissa Freireich
Proper technique is studio's focus
Photo by Samantha Sais
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/east/article_73d84294-68f2-51f6-ba17-2b059a22bfa4.html

Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
2nd Saturdays: concerts to cars
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_44f03ee5-c4f5-5421-a52e-0f8f39fb1dd0.html

Oct. 6, 2010
Updated: Council OKs $8.3M in cuts
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_3e656d84-d79d-592a-882d-e76076297879.html

Oct. 5, 2010
Business Apprentice: Maggie Giuffrida
A passion for Argentina leads to jewelry business
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_397d8b3c-834f-54a5-bd00-ba027d579c2a.html

Oct. 3, 2010
Business Apprentice: Maggie Giuffrida
Standing out from the herd
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_53c91f34-61f1-507b-b015-5d790d9c3647.html

Oct. 1, 2010
Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Sabino relay champs return 3 of 4, have hopes of repeat
http://azstarnet.com/sports/article_cb3b474d-4db3-5742-b7f6-c97608a4aef5.html

Sept. 30, 2010
Government Apprentice: Luke Money
Budget cuts are top issue in District 29
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_34859cb3-e308-5c6c-b6b8-47253031b5e1.html

Government Apprentice: Luke Money
Council to consider local TV Plans
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_036043ec-d70e-5ba7-978b-c0e9a77dd211.html

Sept. 25, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Officials revamp procedures to improve ZonaZoo safety
http://azstarnet.com/sports/college/wildcats/article_de46ed9f-922b-5d2c-a5c7-36f120e33c63.html

Multimedia Apprentice: Christopher Carter
Vmix: Tucson Fashion Week: Model La Avery
http://azstarnet.com/promo/entertainment/vmix_870f82ea-c8fc-11df-97cb-001cc4c03286.html

Vmix: Tucson Fashion Week: Designer Eleanor Leon
http://azstarnet.com/promo/entertainment/vmix_2b69e4e6-c8ff-11df-9e2f-001cc4c03286.html

Sept. 24
Border Apprentice: Jazmine Woodberry
Documenta coalicion detenciones
(Yo Soy Testigo story translated into Spanish for La Estrella)
http://azstarnet.com/laestrella/ciudad/article_db0c3cba-d9d3-5fe4-8250-3b7cef240419.html

Sept. 23, 2010
Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Go underground for festival's last 3 nights
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/movies/article_a698f6ca-4834-5b01-97d8-7f5fc3ba7d6e.html

Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Get the blues at Bisbee's big festival
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_a89b6d30-111a-5885-a8b9-58ea2c26f36c.html

Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Hear Franti's celebratory sounds
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_b86da035-0e81-5b2a-81eb-8336f07c826b.html

Photo Apprentice: Samantha Sais
Diamond hospital for kids is a gem
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_e905c48a-c00a-519e-a6e2-a61febf49765.html

Sept. 19, 2010
Border Apprentice: Jazmine Woodberry
Video-camera-toting volunteers hunt for SB 1070 civil-rights violations
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_4f50a8d5-ea44-50e2-a53d-b801d9ff3315.html

Photo Apprentice: Samantha Sais
Diversified metal firm thriving
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_72fac1c1-cbc3-5dcf-b181-9f91b9a45b27.html

Sept. 18, 2010
Business Apprentice: Maggie Giuffrida
Saturday Reader: Tucsonan has lived 'Women Count,' a guide for changing the world
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_8997d3e0-dce4-53eb-8ef0-de72b6c78d9e.html

Sept. 17, 2010
Sports Apprentice: Alejandro Serrano
Amphitheater 57, Vista Grande 0
http://azstarnet.com/sports/football/high-school-and-prep/article_91fc48f7-117a-5725-bc70-6fda49797198.html

Multimedia Apprentice: Christopher Carter
Vmix: Video: N9NE Fest at TEP
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/vmix_e19a59ae-c061-11df-bc2c-001cc4c002e0.html

Sept. 12, 2010
azstarnet.com Apprentice: Chris Carter
Video: Wildcat Walk
http://azstarnet.com/promo/homepage/vmix_f72ac4e8-be2c-11df-8d70-001cc4c002e0.html

Sept. 11, 2010
Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Border is topic No. 1 at House Dist. 27 debate
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_e82a25df-b545-528b-b2ba-b8986e4a768b.html

Sept. 10, 2010
La Estrella Apprentice: Nick Rob Letson
Tendran centroamericanos festejo
http://azstarnet.com/laestrella/ciudad/article_e8fec754-e455-5143-8571-cc74539308a5.html

Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
'Gone with the Wind' tempest blows again
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_8e9396dd-a552-5cde-a58e-d73b22322d51.html

Sept. 9, 2010
Features Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Young Moguls in the Making
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_6806d137-f933-5a3b-991f-d402e4c408a7.html

Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Create Cafe to Mark 9/11 with event
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/dining/article_f446c9de-e675-5e5c-a738-948cbf5137b9.html

azstarnet Apprentice: Chris Carter
Audio slide show: Club Congress anniversary bash
http://azstarnet.com/promo/homepage/vmix_2b75ef0e-ba25-11df-bcf6-001cc4c03286.html

Sept. 6, 2010
Metro Apprentice: Rikki Mitchell
Vision of hope for kids
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_8f8fd35d-623a-585e-b3c8-e826bb0a085d.html

Government Apprentice: Luke Money
'Junk Food' peddled on county premises gets fat unwelcome
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_37f211ce-eee5-56fd-b9bb-43d1c25f60c8.html

Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Pima to consider way for donors to aid parks
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_9d6c2c4b-6aef-5f6f-8e7a-0f8fa190be68.html

Sept. 5, 2010
Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Pearce becomes issue in Dist. 28 debate
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_cd68eb8c-e41f-53a0-983d-9aac41c45d34.html

Sept. 3, 2010
Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Spraying of buffelgrass goes little-noticed after long delay
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_50f22c68-c1ba-527b-aa2a-d7abf069b538.html

Photo Apprentice: Samantha Sais
Foothills girls ready to defend state title
http://azstarnet.com/sports/golf/high-school-and-prep/article_4df4aa42-02a9-5083-9978-f939f5da0bb4.html

Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Human culture, emotions infuse world of vain robots
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_fc09c159-9997-5d7d-94f0-7ca5675d84ee.html

Sept. 2, 2010
Caliente Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Festival to bring Girl Talk and loads of foam to TEP
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_d52c556b-8528-5a9f-b867-b5a9bd4d7ef3.html

Sept. 11, 2010
Government Apprentice: Will Ferguson
Border is topic No. 1 at House Dist. 27 debate
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_e82a25df-b545-528b-b2ba-b8986e4a768b.html

Sept. 10, 2010
La Estrella Apprentice: Nick Rob Letson
Tendran centroamericanos festejo
http://azstarnet.com/laestrella/ciudad/article_e8fec754-e455-5143-8571-cc74539308a5.html

Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
'Gone with the Wind' tempest blows again
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/article_8e9396dd-a552-5cde-a58e-d73b22322d51.html

Sept. 9, 2010
Features Apprentice: Adam Lehrer
Young Moguls in the Making
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/music/article_6806d137-f933-5a3b-991f-d402e4c408a7.html

Features Apprentice: Jackie Tran
Create Cafe to Mark 9/11 with event
http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/dining/article_f446c9de-e675-5e5c-a738-948cbf5137b9.html

Kate Harrison wrote a story on yoga for veterans that was published in the Nov. 11 issue of the Tucson Weekly. It was written for Glenn Weyant’s feature writing class. Read it here.

 

October 2010

Arizona Daily Star border apprentice Jazmine Woodberry was a September employee of the month. This honor was accorded to her because of her front-page story on Pan Left Productions filming police stops. It was a print exclusive that generated several dozen online comments.

Alex Dalenberg, a May 2010 graduate, is starting a business reporting job at the Arizona Daily Star.

Senior Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan has been selected as the first Wick science writing intern. The semester-long paid internship is funded by the Wick family and Wick Communications, which owns 32 newspapers and 23 specialty publications in 13 states. She’ll be working closely with Lisa Button, Carol Schwalbe and Dan Shearer, a 1985 UA journalism graduate and editor of the Green Valley News and Sun.

 

September 2010

Victoria Blute, the NASA space grant intern, had her piece on a Bio5 symposium featured on the front page of the Tucson & Region section of the Sept. 26 Arizona Daily Star.

Cassandra Weinman wrote a story on Summit School of Ahwatukee for the September 2010 issue of Arizona Foothills magazine. Read it here.

Students in the apprentice program continue to accumulate bylines in the Arizona Daily Star. They include: Rikki Mitchell on pet dumping, Sept. 14, on revamped Zona Zoo procedures, Sept. 25, and on once-homeless chefs, Sept. 26; Maggie Giuffrida on the book Women Count, Sept. 18; Luke Money on local TV plans, Sept. 26; Jazmine Woodberry’s cover story on documenting detentions of immigrants for La Estrella, Sept. 24; and several festival and concert previews in Caliente by Adam Lehrer.

 

August 2010

Several of Samantha Sais' photos were featured in the Aug. 22 edition of The New York Times. Two of her photos ran on the front page of the business section (where sports runs) and several more are available online. The feature story was on the UA football team practicing at Fort Huachuca. See it here.

Sais also took photos for a story on a terminally ill woman helping new parents that ran in the Aug. 26 issue of The Times. See it here.

Hank Stephenson and Aleksa Brown wrote the cover story on back-to-school tips for students for the Aug. 19-25 issue of the Tucson Weekly. Samantha Sais shot the photos. See it at here.

Mike Christy received third place in the National Press Photographers Association's monthly multimedia contest for his Advanced Photo class project piece "Hoop Dreams." He won in the category for Multimedia Projects. See it here.

Megan Neighbor will be joining the business center of the Arizona Republic as an entry-level reporter Sept. 7. She was the winner of the School of Journalism’s Philip Mangelsdorf Award for Outstanding Newsperson.

 

June 2010

Alex Dalenberg is a reporting intern with the Green Valley News and Matt Lewis is editor at the Coolidge Examiner.

Stephen Ceasar had his first byline as the Scotty Reston fellow in The New York Times June 8. Read it here.

 

May 2010

Austin Counts and Curtis Prendergast were interviewed on KUAT’s "Arizona Illustrated" June 1 about their participation on a 30-minute documentary, "Another Side of the Border," that is being produced by six students as part of Celeste González de Bustamante’s Jour 496d class “Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Watch it here.

Weslie Swift, a student who will attend the Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students June 5-13, was featured in a story on Sonorannews.com.

Graduating senior Candace Begody received the Outstanding Senior Award "Bahti Award" at the Native American Student Affairs graduation convocation on May 12. She also provided the invocation for the program. Begody, who is from the Navajo Nation, is a journalism major with a minor in American Indian Studies.

Members of the UA student chapter of the Native American Journalists Association have published their third issue of Native Perspectives. NAJA officers are Amanda Bahe, president; Candace Begody, publisher of Native Perspectives; and Jacelle Ramon-Sauberan, editor of Native Perspectives. Copies are available in the School of Journalism.

Read about thestudent award and scholarship winners from the May 6 Just Desserts celebration.

Three graduate students — Bethany Conway, Paul Ingram and Clayton Norman — presented an hour-long session on emerging economic models for journalism at the Arizona Daily Star on Monday, April 26. About two dozen reporters and editors attended the session, which was part of Star U, the newspaper's in-house professional-development training program. The research presentation was part of the requirements for JOUR 404/505 — The Newspaper Apprenticeship, a course co-taught by Susan Knight, associate professor of practice, and Leslie A. Newell, assistant metro editor at the Star and a former student of Knight's.

Several UA journalism students won awards at the Region 11 SPJ conference in San Francisco May 1. They were:
• Bryan Roy, second place, Sports Column Writing;
• Lance Madden, second place, Sports Writing for “Remembering Polkey;”
• Ian Friedman & Carly Kennedy, first place, Breaking News Reporting
• for “Dorm Birth ends in arrest;”
• Arizona Daily Wildcat staff, second place, Breaking News Reporting for “Paper Thieves Empty stands;” and
• Arizona Daily Wildcat staff, second place, Best All Around Daily Student Newspaper

The following students have secured internships this summer. They are:
Shain Bergan -- Pioneer Press
Victoria Blute -- Arizona Daily Star Apprentice Program
Kirsten Boele -- International Rescue Committee
Stephen Ceasar -- James Reston Reporting Fellow at New York Times
Erica Coleman -- Arizona Daily Star Apprentice Program
Kyndra Countryman -- Fox Sports Network Los Angeles
Nicole Dimtsios -- KSAZ Fox 10 (Phoenix)
Will Ferguson -- Tucson Weekly Scramble Watch & Territorial News
Carolyn Gitomer -- NBC 10 (Philadelphia)
Christina Grande --12 News Valley Dish (Phoenix)
Carly Kennedy -- MTV News (NY)
Sarah Kezele -- CSN Bay Area
Laura Lajiness -- Elle Magazine (New York)
Elizabeth Lane -- Channel 4 San Diego
Adam Lehrer -- Tucson Weekly
Britain Muhl -- Sports 620 KTAR (Phoenix)
Amanda Portillo -- Chips Quinn Scholar at Orange County Register
Chelsea Rarrick -- KNBC (Los Angeles)
Brett Rostratter -- Tucson Toro
Bryan Roy -- MassLive.com (The Springfield Republican)
Nick Scala -- Arizona Daily Star Apprentice Program
Brandon Specktor -- Arizona Daily Star Apprentice Program
Karly Steinberg -- WFAA-TV (Dallas)
Caleb Tellez -- Metromix Tucson
Roxana Vasquez -- Chips Quinn Scholar at St. Cloud Times (Minn.)
Cassandra Weinman -- Arizona Foothills Magazine
Jazmine Woodberry -- Metromix Tucson 

 

April 2010

Three graduate students will be making presentations at the New Directions in Critical Theory Conference at the UA April 30. At the session “Digital Stories, Analog Borders,” Bethany Conway will present “The Faces of Homelessness;” Paul Ingram will present “The Thirsty Country;” and Clayton Norman will present “These Borders Between Us.”

Leigh Jensen, who took part in the 2009 high school workshop, was one of four winners nationally of the Dow Jones News Fund's Summer Workshops Writing Competition. She won a $1,000 college scholarship for her article, which will be printed in "These Struck Our Fancy," a section of the Dow Jones newspaper for high school journalism teachers. More than 3,000 teachers and students nationwide will see the work.

Sarah Kezele has been selected as the general manager of UATV for next year.

Samantha Sais took photos for a story on fighting bill collectors featured on the front page of the Business Day section of the April 24 issue of The New York Times. Read it here.

Candace Begody will have her personal story highlighted as part of a “State of the Student” address delivered by Christopher Nagata, ASUA president, on April 26 in the South Ballroom. She was nominated for the honor by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for her accomplishments in and outside the classroom.

Samantha Sais placed 14th in the Photography III category of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation National Journalism Awards Competition.

A story on Stephen Ceasar receiving a James Reston fellowship at The New York Times was featured in the March 28 issue of the Imperial Valley Press. Read it here.

Winners of the Mark Finley newswriting competition were announced April 6. They were Alexandra Newman, Tim Kosch and Tim Glass. Read the complete story here.

 

March 2010

The Orange County Register offered a Chips Quinn summer internship to Amanda Portillo.

 

January 2010

Stephen Ceasar wrote a story as part of The New York Times Student Journalism Institute that was picked up for the Jan. 23 edition of The New York Times. Read it here.

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