The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism
The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism honors the life and career of Charles Snowden, a longtime editor at the Oregon Journal and The Oregonian. In his memory, the Snowden family established an endowment for the program at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. The endowment has funded more than 200 internships for students since 1998.
The Snowden program is open to student journalists at all Oregon colleges and universities. In paid, ten-week placements, students work side-by-side with professionals, practicing the essential skills required to provide news and information to their communities. Reporter and photographer interns cover police, city hall, and schools, and develop feature packages on local personalities, regional heritage, entertainment, and the arts. Editing interns staff copy desks—checking facts, writing headlines and cutlines, and designing pages and spreads. Multimedia interns record and edit video and audio clips and assist with production of larger projects.