NSC Journalism Student Wins National Scholarship

Kyle Warnke resizedKyle Warnke, ’13, has been named one of five recipients of the American Copy Editors Society scholarship. The society, which is the preeminent national body of professional editors working in journalism, each year awards scholarships to students who by their achievements represent the best and brightest of the future of copy editing. Kyle, a Dow Jones News Fund alumnus, graduated in December and quickly landed a job as a copy editor at the Orange County Register, located in Santa Ana, Calif. The society is making a bet on Kyle because he has represented himself, his craft, the Nicholson School of Communication and his university very well.

“What I really love about Kyle is his commitment to his craft. He has literally, quietly and doggedly pursued his love of editing from coast to coast – first working as a Dow Jones editing intern at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia to now working for the Register in Southern California. I am immensely proud of him,” said journalism professor Richard Brunson.

According to the American Copy Editors Society, Warnke’s $1,000  scholarship will help cover college education costs. All five 2013-2104 winners will also receive financial help to attend the ACES annual skill-building conference, March 20-22, 2014, in Las Vegas.

The winners were chosen from 55 applications by five professional editors: Mark Allen of Columbus, Ohio; Carol Carpenter of New Orleans; Jeff Kleinman of Miami; David Sheets of St. Louis; and Diego Sorbara of New York.

The ACES Education Fund has now awarded 69 scholarships since 1999.

For more information on ACES and the other scholarship recipients, click here.

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