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Two Students Accepted to News21 Program.

Miguel Octavio and Jake Steinberg will participate during the 2019 Spring and Summer.
December 13, 2018
Jake Steinberg
Jake Steinberg

The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication extend its congratulasions to students Miguel Octavio and Jacob Steinberg. Octavio and Steinberg have been accepted into the Carnegie-Knight News21 program for 2019. Students selected for the program participate–some of them via videoconference–in an intensive seminar in the spring semester of each year during which they research and hear from experts on a topic that will become the basis of a national investigation. The students then move into paid summer fellowships, during which they work out of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University’s digital media complex in downtown Phoenix for 10 weeks in the summer.

"I'm honored HSJMC choose to nominate me for this program," Steinberg said. "It's a testament to the school's commitment to ensuring its students' success. I'm excited to take what I've learned and use it to report on an increasingly urgent issue—federal disaster relief. News21 provides the opportunity to do the kind of work I've always wanted to do: work that's important, impactful and innovative. I'm incredibly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to the challenges it will bring."

"I'm honored to take part in this program," Octavio said. "I'm lucky to have been under the instruction of great professors at HSJMC. I will do my best to represent our school well in the summer."

Miguel Octavio
Miguel Octavio

The fellows travel the country and sometimes go abroad to report stories and produce content for publication or broadcast across a number of platforms. The national News21 Initiative is part of an effort on the part of the Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York to change the way journalism is taught in the U.S. and train a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry. The Cronkite School serves as the national headquarters for the initiative, which includes top journalism students from across the country. Since 2008, the Cronkite School has been the recipient of nearly $10 million in grants from the two foundations to support the News21 program.