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Reuters-NABJ Scholarship Recipients Announced

Thursday, August 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Reuters-NABJ Scholarship Recipients Announced


DETROIT (Aug. 2, 2018) -- 
Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news provider, announced today the winners of two Reuters-National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) scholarships, awarded to Arriana McLymore and Akintunde Ahmad for graduate journalism programs at New York University and Columbia University, respectively. Each student will receive a value of more than $40,000 in tuition and credits for the 2018-2019 academic year funded by Reuters and the universities.

In addition, both winners will receive on-site training in the Reuters New York newsroom and access to mentoring by Reuters editors. Upon graduation, they'll also each be offered a 10 week Reuters internship.

Arriana McLymore, a recent graduate of Hampton University, served as editor-in-chief of the university's paper. Her past summer internships include CNBC, a local ABC affiliate, Edelman, and most recently, an editorial internship at DC Inno. McLymore will be attending the Business and Economic Reporting program at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for graduate school.

Akintunde Ahmad, from Oakland, California, graduated from Yale University in May with a degree in Sociology. Ahmad, who had a 5.0 GPA in high school and was accepted to several Ivy League colleges, announced his intention to attend Yale in a 2014 interview on The Ellen Show. He will attend the documentary film program at Columbia Journalism School.

"Reuters sees high value in investing in young adults pursuing a career in journalism and in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the industry," said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler. "The Reuters-NABJ scholarships are an immense opportunity for Reuters to offer access to our resources and the experience of our journalists to help these young students develop into exceptional journalists."

The Reuters-NABJ Scholarship is,"an amazing opportunity for NABJ students to receive a graduate degree and hands-on experience working inside the cutting-edge Reuters newsroom," said NABJ President Sarah Glover.  "This program exposes our emerging journalists to a host of academic opportunities and real-work experience among top-notch reporters, editors and digital journalists. NABJ is very proud of our impressive scholarship recipients, Arriana McLymore and Akintunde Ahmad." 

About NABJ:

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of African-American journalists, students, and media professionals. Founded in 1975 in Washington, D.C., by 44 journalists, the NABJ's stated purpose is to provide quality programs and services to and advocate on behalf of black journalists. The organization has worked for diversity and to increase the number of minorities in newsrooms across the country. For more information visit nabj.org

About Reuters:

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world's largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reutersat @ReutersPR.



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