Luncheon Celebrates Achievements of Young Journalists

By Jennifer Janviere

Messmer students with certificates of internship completion.This afternoon, the Diederich College of Communication celebrated the accomplishments of participants in our crossover program with Messmer High School. Each year the program targets young aspiring journalists and provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working as interns for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where they shadow reporters and work both inside the news room and outside in the field gathering information for stories.

The students have also previously taken part in the Urban Journalism Workshop, a Dow Jones News Fund-sponsored training program that takes place at Marquette each summer. UJW provides a great crash course for aspiring journalists in producing news packages under tight deadlines, which they quickly put into practice during the internship experience.

During the four week internship, the students also have the opportunity to publish photos and articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One of this year’s UJW participants, Rachel Malone, had her photo of post flood clean-up efforts published on the front page of the paper. I had the pleasure of working with Rachel as an instructor at the workshop this summer, and it’s great to see the lessons put into practice outside the classroom!

Above all, the luncheon celebrates the hard work and professional accomplishments of these students at a young age. With an impressive work ethic and very promising writing and photographic abilities, I have no doubt that this group will go far in their future careers.

Jennifer Janviere is a multimedia specialist and instructor in the Diederich College of Communication.

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