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Two DePauw Students Among 5 "Dedicated, Adept" Interns at Salt Lake Tribune

July 3, 2012

DePauw University students Michael Appelgate and Dana Ferguson are spending the summer at the Salt Lake Tribune, and are among five "paid interns whose love of writing and interest in sports or current events led them to study journalism in college," writes Lisa Carricaburu, editor of the Utah newspaper. "Not everyone decides journalism is for them. That’s partially what internships are for. But these five interns make up the most dedicated -- and most adept -- group I’ve worked with to date." (photos - at right: Appelgate; below left: Ferguson)

The editor notes, "Ferguson, of St. Louis Park, Minn., is a junior at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and came through her school’s Barney Kilgore fellowship program. A fluent Spanish speaker, she aspires to one day be a correspondent in South America or Spain ... Also a Kilgore fellow, Appelgate is a DePauw senior from Kent, Wash. His passion is sports journalism, which he hopes to practice in print media, ideally in the Pacific Northwest."

Both students are Media Fellows at DePauw and are active on the staff of Indiana's oldest student newspaper, The DePauw.

Carricaburu asserts, "These interns’ contributions this summer are valuable -- to us and to them."

Read the full column -- "Summer interns speak well for journalism’s future" -- at the newspaper's website.

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