SnowdenThirteen University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) students are among the 16 college journalists selected for paid, 10-week SOJC-Snowden internships this summer. The statewide competition drew 64 applicants from 11 colleges.

Reporter internships were awarded to the following SOJC students:

Jonathan Bach, junior (East Oregonian, Pendleton)
Francesca Fontana, sophomore (The Register-Guard)
Gordon Friedman, senior (Statesman Journal, Salem)
Scott Greenstone, junior (News-Review, Roseburg)
La’akea Kaufman, senior (Baker City Herald)
Travis Loose, senior (News-Times, Forest Grove)
Kaylee Tornay, sophomore (Mail Tribune, Medford)
Alexandra Wallachy, junior (The Outlook, Gresham)

Judges chose SOJC senior Mary Jane Schulte as photojournalist intern for The Register-Guard.

Three SOJC students were awarded multimedia internships:

Christina Belasco, senior (OPB, Portland)
Julia Reihs, senior (The Register-Guard)

Feature writer internships were awarded to SOJC students:

Will Rubin, senior (The Bulletin, Bend).

Other 2015 Snowden reporter interns are Sean Bassinger, OSU senior (Herald and News, Klamath Falls); Emily Hoard, Willamette University senior (News-Register, McMinnville); McKinley Smith, OSU senior (The Daily Astorian, Astoria); and Zane Sparling, Willamette senior (Capital Press, Salem).

Each intern will receive stipends totaling $5,100, awarded by his or her sponsoring news organization, and the SOJC-Charles Snowden Journalism Internship Program.

In 1998, the family of Charles and Julie Snowden initiated the program in Charles’ memory. He had served as an editor at The Oregonian and the Oregon Journal. Since its inception, 203 students from 14 Oregon colleges have been awarded internships. Nearly 80 percent of Snowden interns gain full-time employment in news media after completing their university degrees.

Congratulations to all the newest Snowden Interns.