Scripps Howard Foundation Emerging Journalists Program | Mayborn School of Journalism

Scripps Howard Foundation Emerging Journalists Program

The Mayborn School teams up with the Scripps Howard Foundation to train the next generation of journalists.

The Mayborn School of Journalism is thrilled to be one of two universities chosen to be a part of the Emerging Journalists program, an initiative by the Scripps Howard Foundation to help create the newsrooms of tomorrow. This three-year program provides $300,000 to fund a variety of academic programs and student scholarships.

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Congratulations to our new cadre of Teaching Ambassadors for the 2022 Scripps Howard Foundation Emerging Journalists program.

Nina Amedin-Skalak
Independence High School, Frisco
PJ Cabrera
Judson High School, Converse
Daniel Carr
Braswell High School, Denton
Taylor Cissell
Legacy of Educational Excellence, San Antonio
Rebecka Frey
Denton High School
Haley Gluch
McNeil High School, Austin
Carey McCarthy
Communications Arts High School, San Antonio
Emily Meacham
Willis High School
Alecia Merrifield
The Village School, Houston
Andrea Negri
Bellaire High School, Houston
Laura Negri
Kerr High School, Sugar Land
Megan Ortiz
Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood
Emily Pyeatt Arnold
Aledo High School
Michael Reeves
James Bowie High School, Austin
Lisa Roskens
Prosper High School
Lela Siegel
Brazoswood High School, Clute
June Straight
Parkland High School, El Paso
Alejandra Valdez
Devine High School

News & Updates About the Program

The Mayborn School's Scripps Howard Foundation Emerging Journalists Program is well into its second successful year, with online summer workshops and interns working at many regional news outlets.

Check out some of the stories our students reported - and published - in recent months:

"We Are Blood calls for donations ahead of holiday season as Austin metro sees supply shortage" - Leila Saidane

"Denton animal fosterers help nurture pets until forever home is found" - Priya Leal

"Texas Health launches new residency program in Denton" - Priya Leal

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Check out exciting news coverage of the Mayborn's emerging journalist program

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