Twelve Missouri Journalism Students Win Dow Jones Editing Internships

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Columbia, Mo. (Dec. 15, 2004) — Twelve Missouri Journalism students have been selected for the prestigious 2005 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund summer internships in business reporting, newspaper copy editing and sports copy editing.

The students were among the approximately 100 picked from an applicant pool of more than 500. Each will receive pre-internship training and a weekly minimum salary of $350 for 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-time the following fall will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.

“This is at least the third year in a row that Missouri has had the most Dow Jones internships,” said Brian S. Brooks, associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration. “That is a great compliment to the outstanding students this school attracts.”

Sara Bondioli
Sara Bondioli
Mallory Brock
Mallory Brock
Elizabeth Conner
Elizabeth Conner
Mike DeSalvo
Mike DeSalvo
Erica Hunzinger
Erica Hunzinger
Brandt Merritt
Brandt Merritt
Sunetra Munshi
Sunetra Munshi
Andrew Parker
Andrew Parker
Diego Sorbara
Diego Sorbara
Sae-Min Yoon
Sae-Min Yoon
David Yunker
David Yunker
Andrew Zahler
Andrew Zahler

Students and their Dow Jones internship locations are:

Sara Bondioli,
Traverse City (Mich.) Record Eagle

Sara Bondoli, of Herrin, Ill., plans to graduate in May 2005. She also is pursuing a dual major in news-editorial and political science. Bondioli served as an editorial intern with United Communications Group in Rockville, Maryland, during the summer of 2003. She is a Journalism Students Association representative, a Journalism Ambassador and a Journalism Scholar.

Mallory Brock, Kansas City (Mo.) Star
Mallory Brock is a news-editorial major with a sociology minor. From Belton, Mo., she plans to graduate in December 2005.

Elizabeth Conner,
Milwaukee (Wisc.) Journal Sentinel

A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., Elizabeth Conner is majoring in news-editorial and working on a business minor. She has served as an editorial intern at Southern Progress Corporation, a division of Time Warner, in Birmingham, Ala., with Entrée Magazine (for Neiman Marcus/Southern Accents). Conner plans to graduate in December 2005.

Mike DeSalvo,
The News-Times, Danbury, Conn.

Mike DeSalvo, of Kansas City, Mo., is majoring in news-editorial and pursuing a minor in political science. He will be a teaching assistant on the Missourian copy desk during the winter 2005 semester. DeSalvo plans to graduate in May 2005.

Erica Hunzinger,
San Diego (Calif.) Union-Tribune

Erica Hunzinger is majoring in news-editorial and pursuing minors in English and sociology. She will work as a Missourian teaching assistant next semester and has been a deejay for KCOU-FM. Hunzinger is from Owensboro, Ky., and plans to graduate in May 2005.

Brandt Merritt, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
Brandt Merritt, of Lakeland, Fla., is majoring in news-editorial and pursuing a minor in political science. He has interned at The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla., covering sports and general editing. Merritt plans to graduate in May 2006.

Sunetra Munshi, Associated Press New York
Sunetra Munshi will participate in the Minority Reporting Program. Munshi is a dual major in news-editorial and economics. A native of Skokie, Ill., she has served as a Peer Advisor for the Journalism and Mass Communication Learning Community and a Journalism Ambassador. She plans to graduate in May 2006 and will pursue a career as a business reporter.

Andrew Parker,
Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader

Andrew Parker is majoring in news-editorial and English. A native of Murray, Ky., he has interned at the Paducah (Ky.) Sun and plans to graduate in May 2006.

Diego Sorbara, Hartford (Conn.) Courant
Diego Sorbara is a junior from LaGrange, Ill., and plans to graduate in May 2006. He is pursuing a double major in news-editorial and French. Sorbara will serve as a teaching assistant at the Columbia Missourian during the winter 2005 semester.

Sae Min Yoon, Kansas City (Mo.) Star
Sae-Min Yoon is pursuing majors in news-editorial and history. Born in South Korea and raised in Argentina, he considers Buenos Aires his hometown. Yoon worked as a reporter and copy editor for Adelante and the Columbia Missourian and participated in the study abroad program at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Fluent in Korean, Spanish and English, Yoon graduates this semester.

David Yunker, Nashville Tennessean
David Yunker is majoring in news-editorial and pursuing a minor in psychology. He participated in the Missouri London program where he interned with The Institute for War and Peace Reporting. From Bartlett, Tenn., Yunker plans to graduate in May 2005.

Andrew Zahler, The Record, Stockton, Calif.
Andrew Zahler is a master’s student on the editing track. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. in 2002. A native of Shoreline, Wash., Zahler interned at the USA Today polling desk in the fall of 2000 and later taught English in Prague, Czech Republic, before returning to school. He plans to graduate in May 2006.

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