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    INTERNS 2001

    MICHAEL AMON (Metro, Virginia) is a senior majoring in journalism at New York University. This year, he's contributed several articles to the New York Daily News and FEED magazine. He was editor in chief of Washington Square News, NYU's daily student newspaper, last year, and during the summer, he covered Washington for Donrey Media Group's 12 daily newspapers. Amon (pronounced EHmon) also has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal (summer 1999), the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan (summer 1998), and the Brookings (S.D.) Register (fall 1997-April 1998).

    PERRY BACON (Metro, City Desk) is a junior majoring in political science at Yale University, where he is features editor of the Yale Daily News. He was a reporting intern for the National Journal magazine last summer. In the summer of 1999, he was a Chips Quinn scholar and a reporter for The Louisville Courier-Journal. It was there, as a participant in a program for high school students, that he started his journalism career.

    MOLLY BALL (Metro, Maryland) is a senior majoring in English language and literature at Yale University. She has been a senior editor on the weekly Yale Herald since September 1999 and also has been an editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. She reported part time for the Hartford, Conn., bureau of The New York Times during her senior year, and has had summer internships on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2000) and The Toledo Blade (1999).

    AUTUMN BREWINGTON (National, Copy Desk) is a senior majoring in journalism at the University of Missouri. Autumn designs pages and copy-edits for the Columbia Missourian, which is the university's lab newspaper and the morning daily for the city of Columbia. She also copy edits and wrote a column, The Mourning After, for The Maneater, the independent, twice-weekly student newspaper at Missouri. Last summer, she worked in Washington as an editing intern at Emerge and BET Weekend magazines. After they were discontinued, she freelanced for Savoy magazine. She also copy-edits and proofreads for The Columbian Progress, a twice-weekly paper in Columbia, Miss., and contributes articles to Next STEP, a magazine for high school students.

    ANDREW DeMILLO (Metro, City Desk) is a senior majoring in sociology and minoring in mass communications at the University of Georgia. Since January 2000, he has been a correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, covering crime, local government and the university for the newspaper's Athens bureau. This semester, he's been recruitment editor for The Red & Black, the university's independent student newspaper. He was a reporting intern for The Seattle Times last summer. He's also had internships with Donrey Media Group's Washington bureau and the Lexington Herald-Leader (1999) and the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer (1998).

    ROSALIND HELDERMAN (Metro, Virginia) is a senior majoring in history at Harvard University. She was managing editor of the Harvard Crimson from February 2000 to February 2001. Before that, as a Crimson reporter, she covered the merger of Radcliffe and Harvard colleges, a major story for both institutions. Last summer she was a general assignment reporter on the Metro desk at the St. Petersburg Times.

    STEPHANIE KUYKENDAL (Photo) is a senior majoring in photojournalism at the University of Missouri. She worked as a picture desk aide at The Washington Post last fall. She spent last summer as a multimedia photographer intern for Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. From April 1998 through January of 2000, she worked for radio station KCOU/88.1 in Columbia, Mo. She shot photos for the station's Web site and was a disc jockey. Kuykendal (first syllable rhymes with Ike) has been a staff photographer and reporter for the university's laboratory newspaper, the Columbia Missourian (in 1998 and 1999).

    KRISTOPHER LEE (News Art) is a senior majoring in journalism at Ball State University, where he is graphics editor of the Ball State Daily News. In 1999, he was its managing editor for presentation. During an internship last summer at The Philadelphia Inquirer, he designed graphics and section fronts. The previous summer, he designed center spreads and entertainment calendars for the Islander, a zoned magazine of the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. In 2000, he won several design awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press, including firsts in front page design, computer-generated illustration, hand-drawn illustration and photo illustration.

    ERIN MENDELL (Financial, Copy Desk) is a senior majoring in journalism and mass communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is this summer's Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern at The Post. Erin is assistant editorial page editor for the Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper, and writes a weekly column about local events and policy. She also was the soccer reporter for Carolina Blue in Greensboro, N.C., last fall. She was a reporting intern last summer at the Daily Local News of East Bradford, Pa.

    YLAN QUY MUI (Style) is a junior at Loyola University New Orleans, where she is a communications major with an emphasis on print journalism. Ylan (eLAWN) Mui (think of muy bueno) was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund online editing intern last summer for in Minneapolis. Since last September she has been a part-time copy editor for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. She has worked as an editor and columnist on two Loyola publications, The Wolf Magazine (2000) and The Maroon (since 1999). She also was a student reporter for Voices, the convention newspaper of the Asian American Journalists Association (2000).

    IRENE NOGUCHI (Style) is a junior majoring in economics and English at Stanford University. She was a news and feature writer for the Stanford Daily in 1998-1999, then wrote for Stanford, the alumni magazine. Last summer, she had an internship as a copywriter and sound editor for Hawaii Public Radio. She recently completed a semester studying at Oxford University and returned to work on the Stanford Daily.

    ABHISHEK RAGHUNATHAN (Metro, City Desk) is a junior majoring in English at Princeton University. He goes by Abhi (Ab-ee), and the last name's pronounced Ragu-nathan. This year he reported part time for The New York Times in its Trenton bureau. Last summer, he was a reporting intern on Newsday's business desk, and the previous summer, he was an intern at the Chicago Reporter. He's also been a stringer reporting on campus news for The Trenton Times and the Princeton Packet.

    ANITHA REDDY (Financial) is a junior majoring in history at Stanford University. She spent this year abroad studying economic history at the London School of Economics. She had two internships in 2000, the first at CNNfn where she was a production assistant for the daily market wrap-up show "Street Sweep." The second was at the Dayton Daily News, where she was a general assignment reporter in the business section. She also copy-edited and paginated for the Daily News opinion pages during the summer of 1999. She has worked as reporter, wire editor, designer, paginator and news editor for the Stanford Daily.

    JIM REEDY (Sports) is a senior majoring in English at the University of Virginia, where he just finished his term as sports editor of The Cavalier Daily. He was a researcher for Sport magazine from May through midsummer 2000, when publication of Sport was suspended. He also was a special correspondent and researcher for ESPN The Magazine in 2000, and was a stringer for The Washington Post sports department in 1999, covering women's soccer. Also in 1999, he was the lone reporter for the Boston Red Sox Web site, That same year he won a Virginia Press Association award for overall sports portfolio. He also won a first-place VPA award in 2000 for sports event writing.

    STEVE SCHMADEKE (Metro, Maryland) is a senior at the University of Iowa. He is a journalism major who already has worked for several newspapers. He's been a correspondent for The Des Moines Register since last August, covering the university and writing enterprise stories. Schmadeke (SCHMAD-ah-kee) worked for six months last year in The Detroit News Washington bureau as a Washington Center for Politics and Journalism intern. As a student reporter, he covered police and politics for the Daily Iowan (1999).

    ROSS SILER (Sports) is a junior majoring in journalism and political science at Northwestern University. He has worked in the Daily Northwestern sports department since his freshman year, with jobs including assistant sports editor and men's basketball writer. He was an editorial assistant, writing roundups, football previews and year-in-review capsules for the Chicago Tribune (summer-fall 1999), was a stringer for the Fairfax Journal (1996-1999) and an editorial intern for United Press International (summer 1998).

    JASON UKMAN (Foreign, Copy Desk) is a senior majoring in journalism at Northwestern University. Ukman (pronounced YOOK-man) has been news editor, news magazine editor and city reporter on the Daily Northwestern. In the summer of 1999, he reported for the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C., and that fall was a reporting and copy-editing intern on The Oregonian in Portland. The previous summer, he was a general assignment reporter for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Md.

    KRISSAH WILLIAMS (Financial) is a senior majoring in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund business reporting intern at the Houston Chronicle last summer and the previous summer worked there as a part-time metro reporter. Last fall, she was a reporting intern on the Austin American-Statesman's business desk. On The Daily Texan, she's been assistant managing editor, associate editor and reporter. A Chips Quinn scholar, she's also reported for the Houston Defender newspaper and NABJ Online. This spring, she was on the staff of the ASNE Reporter, the organization's convention newspaper.

    NATHAN WILLIS (Metro, Copy Desk) is a senior majoring in journalism at the University of Kansas, where he is editor of the University Daily Kansan. Last summer, he was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern at The Oregonian in Portland, and the previous summer, he reported for The Hutchinson News in Kansas. He was just about everything-columnist, reporter, photographer, page designer, even advertising manager-at the Sterling (Kan.) Bulletin (1998-1999).

    NICOLE WONG (Financial) is a senior majoring in business administration at the University of California at Berkeley. She has reported on the business and metro staffs at the San Jose Mercury News, last summer as a Kaiser Family Foundation Urban Health Media intern and starting in the fall as a part-time reporter. In the summer of 1999, she was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund business reporting intern at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. She reported for the ASNE Reporter in 1999, and she has written for the national publication Asian Week.

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