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    INTERNS 1998

    JOSH BARR - (Sports) has been a reporter and copy editor, part-time and temporary full-time, at The Post since October 1995. He is a 1994 graduate of Lafayette College, where he majored in American Studies. Before coming to The Post, he interned as a reporter at The Express-Times in Easton, Pa., and was a reporter and sports editor at the Journal Messenger in Manassas. At The Post, he has written about the Redskins, Caps and Wizards; covered Maryland football and basketball and Navy football; and covered NASCAR racing.

    EMILY BAZELON - (Metro, Prince George's County) is in her first year at Yale Law School and is a 1993 graduate of Yale where she majored in History and Religious Studies and was managing editor of The New Journal, an undergraduate news magazine. From September 1994 to August 1996, she reported for the Alameda Newspaper Group in Oakland, Calif., covering four school districts and the city of San Ramon. For nine months starting in September 1993, she was a reporting intern for U.S. News & World Report in Jerusalem and a contributor to the Jewish Forward.

    ERICA BESHEARS - (Metro, Fairfax County) is a senior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina where she is editor of The Daily Tar Heel. Last summer, she was a business reporting intern at the St. Petersburg Times, and in spring 1997, she covered the North Carolina General Assembly as an intern for the Salisbury (N.C.) Post. In summer 1996, she was a general assignment reporting intern at The Sanford (N.C.) Herald. In summer 1995, she was a news and production intern at WKBC radio in North Wilkesboro, N.C.

    BETH BURKSTRAND - (Business) is a senior majoring in political science at Emory University where she has held several editing positions at the Emory Wheel. Last summer, she was a reporting intern in the Dallas bureau of The Wall Street Journal, and in summer 1996, she was a reporting and copy editing intern at the Omaha World-Herald. Since fall 1995, she has been a stringer in the Atlanta bureau of The New York Times. She also has been a criminal investigator/intern at the Georgetown University Criminal Justice Center and an intern/complaint mediator in the Nebraska attorney general's office. She is spending the month before her internship in Cape Town, South Africa, reporting for The Cape Times.

    LIBBY COPELAND - (Style) is a senior majoring in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, at the University of Pennsylvania where she has been an editor and contributor to the Hill House Literary Magazine. Since fall 1996, she has been a writing adviser and member of the steering committee of Writing Across the University, a Penn program, and in fall 1997, she taught creative writing to senior at West Philadelphia High School.

    NICHOLAS DAY - (Style) is a junior majoring in English at the University of Chicago, where he has been arts and entertainment editor of the Chicago Maroon. He is spending the 1997-98 academic year studying Latin American literature in Spain at the University of Seville. Last summer, he was a reporting intern at The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., where he covered spot news and wrote features.

    ADRIANNA GARCIA - (News Art) is a junior majoring in Design Science at Arizona State University. She is redesigning the campus daily, the State Press, where she also has designed pages, special sections and advertisements; produced graphics; and supervised the night operation. She also is doing web page design for the paper. Since February, she has worked at the Arizona Republic as a News Art intern, doing illustrations, informational graphics and locator maps.

    STEVEN GINSBERG - (Business) has been a copy aide and editorial aide at The Post since October 1994, most recently in the Business section. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia where he majored in American Government and worked as a columnist and reporter for the University Journal newspaper. Since February 1997, he has written a weekly Sunday column called Workplace and, since December, the biweekly Career Track column in Washington Business. He is a freelance writer for Forbes ASAP, a quarterly technology magazine.

    STEVEN GRAY - (Metro, District) is a junior majoring in Journalism at Howard University, where he will be editor of the Hilltop next fall. This spring, he is a reporting intern in the Washington bureau of Newhouse News Service. Last fall, he was a reporting intern in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times and a freelance correspondent for The Boston Globe. Last summer, he was a Globe reporting intern, and in spring 1997, he was an intern in the Washington bureau of Knight Ridder and a freelance writer for washingtonpost.com. In summer 1996, he was an intern at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

    NELSON HERNANDEZ JR. - (Copy Editor, Metro/National) is a junior majoring in a program loosely described as Philosophy at St. John's College in Annapolis and is the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern. Like all St. John's students, he studies in a reading and discussion program that includes no electives. Since January 1997, he has been editor of The Gadfly, the campus weekly newspaper. In 1995-1996, he was its layout editor. As coxswain of the school's crew team, since 1995, he notes on his resume, he has been "responsible for motivating eight men to heavy physical exertion at 5 a.m."

    TOMOKO HOSAKA - (Health) is a junior majoring in Journalism at Northwestern University where she has been city editor and a staff writer at the Daily Northwestern. Last fall, she was a reporting and editing intern at The Oregonian in Portland, and last summer, she was a Kaiser Foundation fellow, reporting on urban public health issues at the Journal-Constitution in Atlanta. In summer 1996, she was a general assignment reporting intern at the San Mateo County Times.

    SEAN JENSEN - (Sports) is a senior majoring in Journalism at Northwestern University where he has been a staff writer at the Daily Northwestern. Last summer, he was a sports reporting intern at The Boston Globe, and in spring 1997, he was a general assignment reporting intern and copy editor at The Charlotte Observer. In summer 1996, he was a sports reporting and editing intern at The Tennessean in Nashville. He also written for Black Issues in Higher Education and is a board member of Young D.C., for which he has organized and directed a high school journalism workshop.

    KELLY JOHNSON - (Copy Editing, Foreign) is to receive her master's degree in December in Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska, from which she received bachelor's degrees in English and Journalism in 1996. At the Daily Nebraskan, she was an editor, copy editor and columnist and, in this academic year, she has directed the journalism department's twice-weekly laboratory newspaper. Last summer, she designed and edited "Back From Oblivion," a magazine report about the resurgence of buffalo on the Great Plains. In summer 1996, she was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund editing intern at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, S.D.

    JENNIFER LEE - (Metro, District) is a junior majoring in Applied Mathematics and Economics at Harvard University, where she is vice president of the Harvard Crimson and has been codirector of Online, responsible for creating and developing Internet initiatives for the Crimson. Last summer, she was a reporting intern in the Atlanta bureau of The Wall Street Journal. From fall 1996 through February 1997, she was an information technology intern in New York for Morgan Stanley and a web producer for The New York Times Electronic Media Co. In summer 1996, she was a business reporting intern at The Boston Globe, and in summer 1995, she was a Metro reporting intern at Newsday. She spent spring 1977 studying Mandarin at National Taiwan Normal University.

    ANN MARCHAND - (Copy Editor, National/Metro) is a senior majoring in Journalism and Political Science at the University of Kansas. At the University Daily Kansan, she has been a copy editor, special sections editor, designer, editorial board member and reporter. In summer 1996, she was a reporting intern covering congressional issues at Roll Call, and in summer 1995, she was an editing and research intern for The Cook Political Report, a periodic nonpartisan analysis of electoral politics.

    SEEMA MEHTA - (Kaiser Foundation Fellow) is a senior majoring in Print Journalism at Syracuse University where she has been a staff writer at the Daily Orange for four years. Selected by The Post, she is one of nine Kaiser fellows nationwide and will work out of Loudoun County, primarily covering public health issues. Last fall, she was a reporting intern at the Syracuse Newspapers. Last summer, she was an intern in the Albany bureau of the Associated Press. In summer 1996, she worked as a general assignment intern at The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., and in summer 1995, she interned at The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa., where she had worked during high school.

    SHAWN THEW - (Photo) is a senior majoring in Journalism at San Francisco State University where he has been a staff photographer and photo editor of the Golden Gater. Since September, he has worked as a freelance photographer at the Marin Independent Journal, and last summer, he interned at The Boston Globe. In 1994 and 1995, while attending American River College in Sacramento, he was a staff photographer and photo editor of The Current. Before returning to school, he spent 10 years as a whitewater river guide in Arizona, Chile, Turkey and Albania.

    NANCY TREJOS - (Metro, Southern Maryland) is a senior majoring in Government at Georgetown University where she has been active at the Voice, the campus's weekly news magazine. After working there as a columnist and in six editing positions, she served as editor in chief for five months ending in April 1997. Since March 1997, she has worked as an editorial assistant in the Washington bureau of the Associated Press, reporting for the AP in the local White House travel pool and writing about local issues and events. In summer 1996, she was a marketing communications intern at Litton/PRC in McLean.

    MARCUS WALTON - (Metro, Montgomery County) is a senior majoring in Journalism at San Jose State University where he has been managing editor of the Spartan Daily. Last summer, he was a reporting intern covering government-related beats at the San Jose Mercury News. In the two previous summers, he interned as a general assignment reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh. From November 1995 to January 1997, he was a staff writer for the weekly Metro Newspapers in San Jose. At Contra Costa College in 1993-1994, he was editor in chief of The Advocate, a weekly campus newspaper, and an assistant basketball coach. After high school, he served 28 months in the Army.

    RACHEL WARREN - (Style) is a senior majoring in Print Journalism at Florida International University and has spent most of her eight years in newspapering at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, where she first worked at age 14. After stringing for community newspapers as a high school freshman, she became a school correspondent at the Sun-Sentinel. For the last five years, she has been a freelancer there, writing for every section and copy editing. During the last two summers, she was a reporting intern in the paper's Metro and Lifestyles sections.

    JOSHUA WHITE - (Metro, Prince William-Manassas) is a senior majoring in Political Science at the University of Michigan where he has held several reporting and editing jobs, including one for a year ending in January as editor in chief of the Michigan Daily. During most of the last three summers, he interned as a reporter and night desk editor at the Valley News in West Lebanon, N.H. In spring 1966, he was a stringer for the Detroit bureau of Time magazine. For two months in summer 1996, he was a press intern in the Washington office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

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