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AJO Alum wins Report for America Local News Award

Bobby Brier (2021) won a third place award in enterprise/investigative features at the annual Report for American Local News Awards for his NJ Spotlight News feature story on suicide rates among construction workers.

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AJO Student Wins New York Press Association Award

Lynn Hallarman (AJO 2024) and her editor won 3rd Prize for Local Government Coverage at this year's New York Press Association Awards. Lynn's work appeared in the Port Times Record.

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AJO students begin reporting partnership with Spotlight PA

Kate Mays, Paige Willett, and Wynter Muro - all students in Prof. Eliza Griswold's Feature Writing course - dug into all the candidates for auditor general in the first of a series of planned collaborations with the non-profit newsroom.

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AJO Alum honored by Colorado Press Association

Robert Davis (AJO 2022) took home two first place awards, one for investigative reporting and one for environmental reporting.

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AJO Alum named inaugural Alexia Fellow

Adriana Teresa Letorney (AJO 2021), founder of Visura, has been named the inaugural Alexia Fellow at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication. Letourney will receive $50,000 to work on a project to help emerging professional photographers and visual storytellers better understand the market for editorial photography.

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AJO Alum Tapped as University of Oregon Journalism Professor

Brian Bull (AJO 2023) will be an assistant professor teaching audio production and covering Native/Indigenous communities, among other topics. Bull is a longtime, award-winning reporter for KLCC, Eugene's public radio station.

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AJO Alum Michelle Eigenheer has been named one of 14 AAPI Rising Stars in Journalism by Gold House

The 2020 graduate will participate in the Gold Journalism Accelerator, which includes mentorships and masterclasses.

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AJO Alum Signs Two-Book Deal

Maeve Dunigan (AJO 2022), a staff writer at The Dodo and regular contributor to The New Yorker, recently signed a two-book deal with Sourcebooks. The first, a book of humorous essays called "READ THIS TO LOOK COOL" will be out in 2025.

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AJO student starts new podcast

Preston Moore (AJO 2024) started a new podcast called Zollypod about filmmaking and the film industry.

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Announcing the winners of the 2023 American Journalism Online Awards

From Baltimore to Los Angeles to India, this year’s AJO Award-winners dug into issues including killings of transgender Americans, squalor inside Rikers Island Jail, celebrity justice, food and drink in the American South, and a 50-year-old rape case.

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AJO Student Julianna LaFollette is the new calendar editor/reporter at The Source Weekly in Bend, Oregon.

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AJO Adjunct Claire Tighe’s Podcast Takes Home the Best Podcast Award and Best Multimedia Collaboration at the Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Awards

Tighe produced the podcast, "Unsealed: The Tylenol Murders", with the Chicago Tribune.

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