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Montgomery Newspaper Names Lloyd Executive Editor
Wanda Lloyd, executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute and a former board member of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and a 1970 editing program intern, was named executive editor of the
, effective June 1.
Former Workshop Participant Leonard Pitts Jr. Wins Pulitzer Prize
Leonard Pitts Jr., a participant in the 1973 Inner-City Workshop for High School Journalists at the University of Southern California, won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his columns in the
Flint Ink Awards $10,000 for Intern Scholarships
Flint Ink Foundation will provide a $10,000 grant to the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, covering $1,000 scholarships for 10 business reporting program interns upon completion of their internships this summer.
New Study Raises Questions on Health of Journalism
Declining audiences, newsroom cutbacks, changes in content, and a focus on profits rather than innovation raise serious questions about the long-term health of American journalism, according to a new first-of-its-kind study on the state of the news media in 2004. The study, "The State of the American News Media," can be found at
. It was produced by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a research institute affiliated with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Journalism Teachers and Advisers Invited to Apply for Award
High school journalism teachers in cities, suburbs and rural communities are invited to apply for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund’s 2004 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The program, now entering its 44th year, has honored a wide range of teachers from all over the country.
Two Former Newspaper Fund Interns Publish Books
Two former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund interns have written books that tell the stories of two very different groups of people: black hockey players and South Asian immigrants to suburbia.
American Airlines Renews Participation in Teacher of the Year Program
American Airlines has renewed its commitment to provide air transportation for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund’s National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The winner in 2004 will fly to several national speaking engagements courtesy of the airline.
Former Teacher of the Year Dorothy Greer Dies
Dorothy Greer, who was the Dow Jones National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year in 1962, the third person to receive the award, died March 8 of a stroke in Estes Park, Colo. She was 104 years old.
National Writers Workshops Coming Up
The National Writers Workshops sponsored by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies will be available around the country in 2004.
Award-Winning Paper Is Led by Winner of Workshops Writing Competition
, a bimonthly student publication at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, needs new computers, new software, new camera equipment and an adviser, but it’s got big plans and a big asset--an editor-in-chief who is a former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Summer Workshops Writing Competition winner.
J Camp Accepting Applications
J Camp the Asian american Journalists Association's six-day multicultural training camp is accepting applications from high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors from across the nation unitl until April 1.
Newspapers, Colleges and Schools Can Apply for Grants
Professional newspapers can help high school, junior high school and middle school students publish newspapers through the 2004 Student/Newspaper Partnership Grant Program.
Environmental Reporting Fellowships Are Announced by Metcalf Institute
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting announced its 2004-2005 Environmental Reporting Fellowships, which will go to two journalists interested in learning about basic science and reporting on the environment.
Frank del Olmo, Former Intern and Board member, Dies
Frank del Olmo, an editor, columnist and reporter for
The Los Angeles Times
died in his office on Feb. 18 at the age of 55. Mr. Del Olmo served on the Newspaper Fund's board of directors for seven years from 1985 to 1992.
ASNE and KRT Offer News Service for High School Papers
The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services have teamed up to dramatically improve the resources available to scholastic journalism.
KRT Campus, a national wire service utilized by more than 300 college newspapers, is now available for high school newspapers and for classroom use. KRT is a joint venture of Knight Ridder and Tribune Co.
Six Students Win Scholarships in Summer Workshop Writing and Photo Competitions
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund awarded four staff writers and two photographers in last summer’s high school journalism workshops $1,000 college scholarships for their published articles and photographs in the Fund-sponsored Summer Workshops Writing and Photography competitions.
Newspaper Fund Selects Summer Interns
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund will send 123 college undergraduate and graduate students to work as reporters and copy editors at American newspapers and news services this summer.
Penn State to Train Interns for Ottaway Newspapers
The Fund’s summer internship programs, begun in 1962, will feature a new training center this year at Pennsylvania State University, where 12 interns from Ottaway Newspapers will be trained for two weeks.
Sports Copy Editing and Business Reporting Interns Are Chosen
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund will send 13 sports copy editing interns and 16 business reporting interns to work at American newspapers and news services this summer.
Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health 2004 Deadline Is Set
Applications for the Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health for 2004 must be submitted by March 12, 2004.
ACES Announces 2004 Scholarship Deadline
The American Copy Editors Society said the application deadline for its Merv Aubespin Scholarship is Oct. 15, 2004.
Annual Enrollment Survey Shows Robust Growth in Communications
Enrollment in university journalism and mass communications programs remained robust during the 2002-2003 academic year, according to the annual enrollment report published in the Autumn issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator.
American Airlines, Hilton Hotels Support Teacher of the Year Program
The Newspaper Fund is pleased to announce American Airlines is supplying air travel for the 2003 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year and Hilton Hotels Corporation will provide lodging.
Mississippi Adviser Named High School Journalism Teacher of the Year
Beth Fitts and staffers of the 2002
Photo Credit: Robert Jordan/Ole Miss
Beth Fitts was not asleep when she heard she had been named the 2003 National High School Teacher of the Year. But she felt as though she were in a dream.
Richard Holden, executive director of the Fund, reached Mrs. Fitts at her home. The veteran journalism teacher and adviser at Oxford (Miss.) High School recalled, “When Rich told me I said, ‘Can you say that one more time?’ God is so good. I’m so excited.”
Three Advisers named Special Recognition Advisers
Three teachers from Indiana, Texas and Massachusetts have been selected Special Recognition Advisers in the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund's National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program. The three will be honored along with the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, Beth Fitts of Oxford (Miss.) High School and four Distinguished Advisers in November at the joint conference of the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association in Washington, D.C.
Newspaper Fund Now Accepting Scholarship Contributions
Donors who want to provide scholarships for Dow Jones Newspaper Fund college interns or for high school students in the summer journalism workshops can make donations using the new “Contributions” page of the Web site,
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