Journalism Students Recognized in the Industry

The new year brought good news to two Nicholson School Journalism students who landed national recognition from prestigious organizations in their field. SAMANTHA-AND-LAURA

Laura Newberry was selected to receive a Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, which is underwritten by the Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today. As a Pulliam Fellow, she will work as a paid general assignment reporter in the newsroom of the Indianapolis Star for 10 weeks this summer. Laura, who is also president of UCF’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is the fourth Nicholson School student to be selected as a Pulliam Fellow during the past 10 years.

Samantha Lena Rosenthal was one of five students to be awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the First Amendment Foundation as part of its “Free to Tweet’’ competition. Samantha was one of more than 17,000 applicants. The “Free to Tweet’’ competition celebrates the First Amendment by combining new media, such as Twitter, with traditional American values. Students were encouraged to tweet about the First Amendment freedom that means the most to them. Judges picked the winners based on originality, creativity and clarity.

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