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Nikki Adelman '11 starts internship with NYSE Euronext
Nikki Adelman '11 recently started a 10-week position as a Multimedia Operations intern for the Corporate Services division of NYSE Euronext. Adelman is in charge of controlling the 45 internal digital screens at the NYSE, and creates welcome packages for the clients who come in each day to ring the Opening and Closing Bells. Adelman also coordinates the content on each TV, creating unique content for the multiple events that take place each day. She is also in charge of maintaining the VIP Wall and scheduling the international video conference calls.
Rob Dohery ('79) rejoins Thomson Reuters as General Manager
Rob Doherty ’79 is rejoining Thomson Reuters as General Manager for five U.S. regional bureaus, including Washington, D.C. Since 2008, Rob has been a vice president with The Hatcher Group, a full-service communications and public policy firm working with nonprofit organizations. Rob was with Reuters as an editor and news executive from 1987 to 2008. He has also worked as a reporter and editor for United Press International and McGraw-Hill’s energy publications. Rob is also a popular adjunct professor at the Merrill College.
Jessica MacLeod (MA '11) wins Fulbright Award to produce documentary in Germany
Jessica MacLeod (MA '11) is a 2011 recipient of the Fulbright “Beginning Professional Journalism Award” to Germany. During the 10-month grant, she will produce a documentary that explores the large disparity between high school dropout rates of immigrants versus non-immigrants, and will also intern at a German broadcast news station. Jessica is a Broadcast News student and is currently a 2010-2011 Eleanor Merrill Fellow.
Liz Farmer (MJ '07) creates new beat for the Examiner
Liz Farmer, MJ '07 recently accepted a job at the Washington Examiner to create a new beat covering the DC region's economy and development. From 2007-2010, she was a business reporter for The Daily Record in Baltimore.
Jared Hopkins ('06) named Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Jared Hopkins '06 was named as a Finalist for the 2011 Pultizer Prize in Investigative Reporting.
Currently working for the Chicago Tribune, Hopkins and coworker Sam Roe were cited by the prize jury for their investigation, in print and online, of 13 deaths at a home for severely disabled children and young adults, resulting in closure of the facility.
The series, "Deadly Neglect," also won Third Place in Investigative Reporting at the National Headliner Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Atlantic City. Read the series here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/neglect/.