Journalism Student Becomes JMC’s First News21 Fellow

Daniel Moore, a JMC junior majoring in newspaper journalism, has been awarded the prestigious News21 Fellowship. Moore is the first JMC student to receive this honor and one of only 25 student journalists in the country selected for the paid summer fellowship, which is annually awarded to the top student journalists in the country. News21 is funded by Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.

The fellowship gives next-generation journalism students the opportunity to cover a national issue and have their work published in national media. This year’s program will focus on the re-entry into civilian life of returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq.

“I am thrilled to be the first from Kent State to participate in News21. I’ve always had a passion for in-depth journalism that sheds light on dark, difficult stories. This will allow me to continue this pursuit as I report on the issues these veterans face domestically after years of war,” Moore said. “I thank JMC Director Thor Wasbotten for having faith in me, as well as countless professors and advisers I’ve consulted about the program. I hope to represent Kent State well in the newsroom of the future.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Daniel to work with the best student journalists in the country as part of the News21 program,” Wasbotten said. “He will experience working with a team to produce stories that will be published on a national level and we could not be more proud of his success.”

Moore, a former editor and reporter for the Daily Kent Stater, has previously interned with Kentucky’s Lexington Herald-Leader and written for and The News Outlet


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