Friday, May 7, 2010

A&M students fan out for summer internships

The Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and ABC-13 in Houston will all get Aggie interns this summer! Others will head to Dallas, Georgia, Arizona and, in one case, to Japan, writing for an NPR affiliate.

Thanks to Cheri Shipman for the following:

Julie Rambin, slot editor and junior English and history major, was selected to participate in the Campus Coverage Project. Competition for the available slots was tight and we would like to congratulate her on this accomplishment! Participation in the program includes attending a workshop from Jan. 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. Travel and lodging were covered by the program. She will also take part in online programming throughout 2010. Additionally, she will be asked to use the skills she learned through the workshop and follow-up training, to produce news stories at Texas A&M. Those stories will be shared with program organizers and in many cases will be highlighted, exposing her work to a larger audience. She will be leading the team as managing editor of students who produce "Truth" the literary magazine for the philosophy department in fall 2010.

Laura Sanchez, city desk assistant and communication major, was selected as a summer intern for ABC 13 in Houston.

Amanda Casanova, Fall 2009-Spring 2010 Editor in Chief, spoke in spring 2010 at the Associated Press Managing Editor’s conference in College Station. She walked away with several job opportunities after she shared her experiences in her internship at the Abilene Reporter News. She accepted a summer 2010 internship with the Houston Chronicle.

Meagan O’Toole-Pitts, 2009 city editor and 2010 reporter/copy editor, received a summer 2010 internship at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Matt Woolbright, assistant managing editor and fall 2010 editor in chief, received a summer 2010 internship at the Houston Chronicle.

Beau Holder, sports reporter, received a summer 2010 internship with The Tribune, Camden County, Ga.

Angela Wascheck, lifestyles desk assistant, will be interning in summer 2010 with Neighbors Go, the Dallas County community newspapers.

Katy Ralston, city reporter, received the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Award and will take a 10-day journalism study trip to Japan. She also writes for The Invisible Jungle, a student-operated affiliate of National Public Radio. The expenses-paid trip will be led by Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the journalism school at Indiana University and a Roy W. Howard scholar, who has extensive travel experience throughout Asia. Travel begins June 11 and includes excursions in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bomb dropped on any city, where events to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II are planned for the students.