Columbia, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2007) — Jamille Fields, a Missouri School of Journalism senior from St. Louis, was one of five recipients of a $5,000 Newhouse Foundation Scholarship awarded by the National Association of Black Journalists.
The Newhouse Foundation Scholarship honors talented African-American students majoring in print journalism. Fields, a magazine journalism major and business administration minor, was recognized as a scholarship winner at the 2007 NABJ convention held in Las Vegas in August. She has been an NABJ member since her freshman year and will use the award to help finance her senior year at MU.
“With college becoming even more difficult to afford, we are proud to offer these students a jump-start on their education,” said NABJ President Bryan Monroe, vice president and editorial director of Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago.
Fields is interning this fall for the Congressional Black Caucus and Sen. Barack Obama as part of the School’s Washington Program, which gives students a chance to earn academic credit as they experience the fast-paced professional environment in Washington, D.C., first hand. The Congressional Black Caucus is funding her housing and travel expenses for the internship. Fields previously has interned in communications for Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and in public relations for the Catholic Charities of St. Louis. She also has worked for Vox, the weekly arts and culture magazine published by the Columbia Missourian. The Missourian is the School’s student-staffed, faculty-led newspaper used as a training lab for journalism students.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation, with nearly 4,000 members. It provides educational opportunities, career development and support to black journalists worldwide.
Updated: April 20, 2020