CoJMC Student Accepted into New York Times Student Journalism Institute

A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student, Andrea Vasquez, has been accepted into The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Offered twice a year, The New York Times Company pays students' room and board and all other costs, including transportation to and from the Institute.

Vasquez, of Walnut Creek, Calif., started off as a communication studies major at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. By the end of her freshman year, she realized her passion was in journalism. Vasquez became a news-editorial and broadcast journalism and Spanish major and plans to graduate in 2011. Vasquez was selected as a fall 2010 Omaha World-Herald fellow. She has held internships at the Vicksburg Post in Vicksburg, Miss.; KOLN and KGIN-TV in Lincoln, Neb.; Diablo Magazine in Walnut Creek, Calif.; and KGO-TV in San Francisco, Calif.

During the program, Vasquez will work with reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Boston Globe and regional newspapers of The Times Company. Opportunities for students include reporting, copy editing, photography, Web production, print and Web design, and video journalism.

Graduates of the Institute now work at major news organizations that include the Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The New York Times itself, and dozens of mid-size news organizations.

Ellen Hirst took part in the Institute in January 2011. Her story, "Students Face Uncertain Future After DREAM Act is Rejected," is posted at Hirst is a senior majoring in news-editorial and psychology at UNL.

The program will be held May 15-29, 2011.

Andrea Vasquez
Andrea Vasquez