UGA Grady College student wins Wall Street Journal fellowship

UGA Grady College student wins Wall Street Journal fellowship

Athens, Ga. – JoAnn Anderson, a junior in the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, has received a prestigious Robert L. Bartley Fellowship at the Wall Street Journal.

The Lawrenceville native is the only female named to the 2008 Bartley Fellows class and will join six students from Yale, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Columbia, Harvard and the University of Chicago in various summer assignments for the newspaper.

A double major in newspapers and psychology, Anderson’s specific tasks were outlined in a letter from Melanie Kirkpatrick, deputy editor of the Journal’s editorial page. “Your assignment will be working on the op-ed section-what we call ‘editorial features’-but we’ll also expect you to contribute articles to our pages and, possibly, items to our Political Diary e-mailed newsletter,” she wrote. Anderson will report directly to Rob Pollock, editorial features editor.

Anderson is a staff writer at The Red & Black, the University of Georgia’s independent student newspaper. She also has served as The Red & Black’s opinion editor and as a member of the editorial board. She has interned at the Gwinnett Daily Post in Lawrenceville.

“Anderson’s combination of outstanding classroom performance and superb hands-on experience as opinions editor of The Red and Black caught the eye of those running The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, certainly one of themost influential in the world,” noted Conrad Fink, Grady College professor of journalism. “This prestigious fellowship routinely goes only to students from the Ivy League-but not this time! And I am delighted.”

The Robert L. Bartley Fellowships are named in honor of the late editor of The Wall Street Journal, Bob Bartley. They are intended for young men and women whose views are broadly consistent with Bartley’s beliefs in economic and political liberty and who aspire to careers in journalism. The paid interns will work for a maximum of 10 weeks on the Journal’s opinion pages in New York and overseas, as well as at the Far Eastern Economic Review.

For more information on the Grady College, see http://www.grady.uga.edu/.