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Junior Media Fellow "Ecstatic" Over Internship at New Yorker Magazine

April 13, 2006

Adam McCleanApril 13, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "New York City is a long way from Greencastle, but one Lebanon native is working to make a name for himself at one of the nation's top literary magazines," notes a story in today's edition of Indiana's Lebanon Reporter. "Adam McClean, who studies communications at DePauw University, is spending his spring semester in the Big Apple as an intern with the New Yorker magazine," writes Chuck Bowen.

"I'm just ecstatic," McClean tells the newspaper. "I can't believe it."

The article notes that McClean, a junior communication major and computer science minor, "is a member of DePauw's Media Fellows program -- sort of an honors class in communications. The program requires students do an internship during their junior year, so McClean contacted one of the program's alumni [Matt Dellinger '97] who works at the New Yorker... McClean works in the on-line and production departments, taking a 'fine comb' to each month's issue before it's published. He also is working to compile a DVD-ROM of the magazine's entire 2005 press run. Each of the magazine's 47 issues is archived onto eight DVDs, which can be read just like a hard copy of the magazine, and also allowNew Yorker April 2006.jpg readers to search the entire archive by keywords or phrases," Bowen writes.

"I'm really happy I'm doing legitimate work -- not filing papers, not getting coffee," says McClean, who plans to pursue a law degree after graduating from DePauw. "I'm creating something that's actually going to be used by lots of people." He adds, "You learn the theory at school, and you're also given hands-on opportunities in the center of the city. It's hands on -- a real life application."

You'll find the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about the Media Fellows program by clicking here.

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