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News Corp., Dow Jones Reach Merger Agreement
Dow Jones & Company and News Corporation announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement under which News Corporation will acquire Dow Jones in a transaction valued at approximately $5.6 billion.
Newspaper Fund Mourns the Passing of Richard Ramirez
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Richard Ramirez, veteran journalist and assistant to the executive editor at the
San Jose Mercury News
. Rich was a 1983 Newspaper Fund editing intern at the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, after attending the Temple University training workshop.
Scholarship Winners Head to College
Four graduating high school seniors have won college scholarships in the annual writing competition that is part of the Teachers Awards Program sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
Alumna Becomes Editor of
Carole Tarrant, a 1985 copy editing intern at the
, became editor of the
in May. She had been managing editor of the paper since 2005.
SFSU Professor to Lead Native American Journalists'
Dr. Cristina Azocar, director of the Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism and an assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, was elected president of the Native American Journalists Association by the board of directors on June 10. Ms. Azocar oversees the Bay Area Multicultural Media Academy each summer with a grant from the Fund.
Indiana University Media Director Remembered
David Adams, director of student media at Indiana University, died June 2.
Adams was known for his strong advocacy of student free expression.
Workshop Alumnus Produces Liberian Documentary
Josef Sawyer, a 2000 participant in the Multicultural Journalism Workshop at Howard University, has produced a documentary on Liberia for PBS's Frontline Rough Cut.
Former Distinguished Adviser to Lead NSPA
Logan Aimone of Wenatchee (Wash.) High School, has been named executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association. Mr. Aimone was selected Distinguished Adviser in the Fund's 2005 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Awards Program.
Fund to Send 104 Interns Into U.S. Newsrooms
Despite sharp cutbacks in the nationís newsrooms, the newspaper industry continues to invest in its future by maintaining strong support for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
Amid one of the most difficult economic periods in the history of the newspaper business, the Newspaper Fund announced that it has placed 104 copy editing, business reporting and online interns in U.S. newsrooms this summer. This is down only slightly from the 112 interns placed last summer.
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