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Dow Jones New Fund Stacked FINAL

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Center for Editing Excellence
at the University of Texas at Austin

Members of the first Dow Jones Newspaper Fund residency t UT gather on the last full day of training Thursday. Photo by Robert Jensen.

Members of the first Dow Jones Newspaper Fund residency at UT gather on the last full day of training Thursday. Photo by Robert Jensen.

Newspaper Fund Interns Learn Copy Editing Skills

From the June 5, 1998 edition of the Southwest Journalist

Ten students representing nine universities wind up an intense two-week copy editing program Friday at The University of Texas at Austin, part of a national project to encourage and develop editors for U.S. newspapers.

The Department of Journalism is one of six sites hosting a Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence. The center provides an editing instruction program for 10 students, who will go on to copy-editing internships at newspapers in Texas and Colorado for the remainder of the summer.

Nationally, 117 summer interns will edit stories, write headlines and design pages for leading American newspapers. Internships are from 10 to 14 weeks, depending on the needs of participating newspapers and student intern schedules.

Other Centers for Editing Excellence are at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.,; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Virginia commonwealth University, Richmond; University of Missouri, Columbia; and San Jose State University.

1998 INTERNS
David Brooks, Virginia Commonwealth University, Austin American-Statesman
Mauro Diaz, the University of Texas at El Paso, The Dallas Morning News
Katherine Dillinger, the University of Missouri at Columbia, Colorado Springs Gazette
Jacqueline Feldman, the University of Missouri at Columbia, Denver Post
Christine Garrison, the University of Texas at Austin, Houston Chronicle
Frank Gonzales, New Mexico State University, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Jim Little, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Amarillo Globe-News
Jill Taylor, Texas Christian University, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Tranisha Wallace, Prairie View A&M University, Houston Chronicle
Harlesica Wooten, the University of Houston, Houston Chronicle

1998 STAFF

S. Griffin Singer • director, Center for Editing Excellence
George Sylvie • assistant director, Center for Editing Excellence
Hillary Warren and Janice Hendrson • faculty/staff

1998 FACULTY
Fernando Dovalina, assistant managing editor, Houston Chronicle
Hank Glamann, administrative news editor, Houston Chronicle
Norma Sosa, obituary editor, New York Times
David Forrest, copy editor, Austin American-Statesman
Melanie Gerik, copy editor, Beaumont Enterprise
Bradley Wilson, University Interscholastic League
Mike Quinn, professor, UT-Austin
Andy Ceperley, assistant dean for Career Services, College of Communication, UT-Austin
Richard Holden, executive director, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
.