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Accolades for Journalism students


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Journalism students in the School of Communication and Information in the College of Social Sciences are being recognized for excellence in the field with scholarships and a paid national internship.

Victoria Budiono is the recipient of the $1,500 Carol Burnett Award for Responsible Journalism, which recognizes high ethical standards in the field of journalism. “Victoria is a leader and exemplar in the program, and has published significant journalistic work in Hawaiʻi-based and international publications,” said Professor Ann Auman.

The fund was endowed in 1981 following Burnett’s successful libel suit again the National Enquirer. It supports “teaching and research designed to further high stands of ethics and professionalism in journalism, and for awards to outstanding students who have demonstrated a strong sense of journalistic responsibility and integrity.”

Keya Rivera was selected as a Dow Jones News Fund summer intern, and will spend her paid internship at Pacific Business News (PBN). As part of the News Fund’s business reporting program, the interns will spend a week in New York City learning the fundamentals of business reporting and sharpening reporting skills before serving their internships. Rivera is part of the cohort working at American City Business Journal publications, which includes PBN.

“There is much to celebrate in the Journalism program,” said Brett Oppegaard, associate professor. “These are nationally significant and paid internships that lead directly to jobs in the field.”

The UH Journalism program has awarded about $20,000 in scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year to students Eujin ChungChandler CowellTori DeJournettLaurel GalvinFlynn HamlinLili HurdHi’ilawe NevesJordan Kalawaiʻa Nunies and Sarah Tomita.

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