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Two journalism students grab internships at top paper

December 16, 2011

Loyola University New Orleans journalism students Craig Malveaux and Masako Hirsch will spend this summer interning at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, one of the 20 largest papers in the United States. According to School of Mass Communication chair Sonya Duhé, Ph.D., getting a job with the Star Tribune is impressive because the internship is a rare, paid position, with more than 400 college students from across the country competing for only a few slots. The Star Tribune is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 daily newspapers.

“I am thrilled that two of our students have been selected to this most prestigious program. It is such a wonderful testament to the great job that our faculty are doing here. The Maroon is an award-winning, world-class laboratory for our students," Duhé said.

Both students are looking forward to the challenge of getting real, hands-on experience while in Minneapolis, as well as enjoying a change of scenery.

“I’m from New Orleans and am looking forward to seeing a different part of the country and broadening my perspective.” Hirsch said. “I’m real excited to build on the lessons we’ve learned in class and at The Maroon and hopefully put them to good use in Minneapolis.”

“It’s an incredible opportunity for me as a journalist to work for one of the largest papers in the country and to work in one of the best sports departments around,” Malveaux said. “I expect it to help me grow and develop my skills as a writer. But really, the fact that Masako and I are going at the same time is a real testament to the School of Mass Communication, the faculty and curriculum that has prepared us for such a great opportunity.”

Both Hirsch and Malveaux will start June 1 and complete the 10-week internship in late August, before returning back to Loyola. Malveaux will work in the sports department, covering high school sports and major league baseball, while Hirsch will cover local news, working on the paper’s metro desk.

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