2020 Scholarships Winners

Five Student Journalists Receive $2500 Deadline Club Scholarships

Deadline Club scholarships highlight the work of students from Fordham University, Hunter College, New York University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the prizes were presented at the club’s virtual awards presentation on Monday, September 14, 2020.

More than 80 applications were received, representing a range of colleges in the New York metropolitan area and covering critically important issues in communities near and far.

“If you want to be inspired by the future of journalism, I mean truly inspired, all you need to do is read through the applications for the Deadline Club scholarship. So much great work is being done to expose inequity, uncover the truth and elevate the voices of underrepresented communities. We are truly honored to do our part as an organization to help strengthen journalistic efforts in New York City and beyond,” said George Bodarky, scholarship committee co-chair.

The five winners have demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to storytelling in underrepresented communities and uphold the standards of truth and fairness. Each will receive $2,500 and a certificate acknowledging their journalistic accomplishments.

The five winners were:

Natalie Migliore, a 2020 graduate from Fordham University. She’s a native New Yorker. Natalie says she’s “been in love with news radio since her first cut copy for WFUV, reporting on pedestrian plazas in Times Square.”

Natalie Rash, a rising senior at Hunter College with a double major in journalism and Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies. Rash writes for her school’s student-run news site, where she has reported on student life during the pandemic. She hopes to attend graduate school in New York and pursue a career in entertainment journalism and arts and culture reporting.

Kevin Truong, a documentary photographer, filmmaker and journalist. He has written for NBC News and VICE and has covered a wide range of topics including the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, the LGBTQ movement in Vietnam and the construction of a Japanese garden at a maximum security prison in Oregon. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Remmy Bahati, a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She also works as a U.S. correspondent for different television stations in Africa, providing coverage for both anticipated and breaking news. Remmy started her journalism career in Uganda at NBS Television where she worked as a senior political and investigative reporter unearthing stories about corruption, human rights abuse and poor service delivery.

Kimon DeGreef, a freelance journalist from South Africa, now studying at NYU. He’s written for the New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, National Geographic and others, as well as coauthored a book on the underworld of abalone poaching in collaboration with a poacher who began writing his life story in jail.

For more information on the 2020 awards program, visit the Deadline Club Awards page.

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