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UW-Eau Claire Journalism Students Receive Support from Knight Foundation

RELEASED: Oct. 7, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Two of the top students from the summer 2007 Journalism and Beyond Camp held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have had their John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Journalists of Promise Scholarships renewed through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to continue supporting them in their journalism studies.

Sophomores Gina Malagold, Madison, and Jenny You, Cottage Grove, Minn., each received $1,000 for the fall semester and will receive another $1,000 for the 2009 spring semester. Malagold is a print journalism major and You is a broadcast journalism major. Both were eligible for the renewed scholarships since they maintained eligibility criteria. You and Malagold are eligible to renew the scholarship for up to four more semesters.

The scholarship fund, intended to encourage top multicultural students to pursue careers in journalism, was available only to students who attended the 2007 Journalism and Beyond summer camp, which was funded by a grant from the Gannett Foundation to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The Knight Foundation also has provided funds to support career mentoring and professional activities for these students while they major in journalism at UW-Eau Claire.

Malagold said she has grown to love UW-Eau Claire and is happy the camp helped her decide to attend the university. She will study abroad in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the spring. Malagold said fluency in Spanish will help her succeed in her future print journalism career.

You works at the TV-10 studio on campus, where she has made commercials, short films and used editing programs like Adobe Premiere as part of the production staff. Currently, she works as part of the news staff as a reporter. You said this job is great experience for her since she would like to be a news correspondent in the future.

"The people I work with are great and the opportunities on campus for the journalism field are always there for me," You said.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes journalism excellence worldwide and invests in the vitality of communities in the United States where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers. Since 1950, the foundation has made more than $1 billion in grants, including more than $400 million to support journalism excellence and free speech. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change.

For more information, visit the Web site produced by the Journalism and Beyond camp students. The site includes links to audio and video versions of featured stories.

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