UA journalism major to take Asian study trip


Candace Begody

A UA journalism major is one of nine students from across the country selected for a 13-day journalism study trip to Japan and South Korea for the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Candace Begody, who has a minor in American Indian Studies, leaves for the all-expenses-paid trip to Asia June 13. The trip’s goal, according to an announcement by the Scripps Howard Foundation, is to give student journalists a better understanding of international affairs, particularly in Asia, where few American students choose to study. The trip will be led by Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the journalism school at Indiana University.

The nine winners, whose entries collectively represent print and broadcast journalism, and multimedia studies, were chosen for the quality of their published and/or broadcast work and an essay about their interest in international affairs.

Begody, who is Navajo, founded the UA chapter of the Native American Journalists Association in December 2007. At the time it was only the second chapter in the nation of the group for Native journalists. A year later she accomplished one of the organization’s goals: publishing a journal on news and issues of interest to Native Americans. A second issue of Native Perspectives is planned for publication this spring.

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