2022 Deadline Club Scholarship Winners
Deadline Club scholarships highlight the work of students from Newmark, Columbia, Fordham and St. Thomas universities.
The Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is pleased to announce six winners in its 2022 scholarship competition.
The six winners have demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to storytelling in underrepresented communities and uphold the standards of truth and fairness. Each will receive $2,500 acknowledging their journalistic accomplishments.
An incoming senior at Long Island University Brooklyn majoring in journalism, Reyna Iwamoto serves as the Managing Editor of Seawanhaka, the LIU Brooklyn student newspaper, reporting on the most recent events happening on-campus and within the school community. In addition to reporting, I help to manage, edit, and lay out content for online and print publication. I also serve as a copy editor of the LIU Honors Journal, collaborating with authors to edit and publish their research in academic publication. This summer, I will be Paris interning at Forbidden Stories, a non-profit organization “whose mission is to protect, pursue and publish the work of other journalists facing threats, prison, or murder.”
Lana Green is a senior journalist and politics major at New York University with a focus in multimedia. She is passionate about investigative journalism and using new media techniques to reach diverse audiences. She has previously worked on documentaries at FRONTLINE, and her work is published at Mediate, Bronxnet, NBCNews, Voice of America, and Street Sense Media. As a current social newsgathering intern at NBC News, Green helps to verify all videos regarding the invasion of Ukraine with geolocation, reverse-imaging, detailed reporting, satellite imaging, and more for all NBC News platforms. She hopes to pursue a career in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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Tope Alake is a Nigerian journalist who writes for Bloomberg News. Her reporting experience spans five years at Bloomberg News, where she joined as an intern in 2016. Tope has covered Nigerian companies, economy, politics, technology, clean energy transition, and climate change. She covered the stock market, bond markets, and the central bank’s unconventional management of inflation before enrolling in the Master of Arts program at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, Tope has reported on Nigeria’s foreign exchange woes, as well as how a poorly managed oil dependent economy and misguided central bank policies caused the local currency to depreciate over time. Besides writing, she reported on camera for Bloomberg Quicktake. Tope has a B.A. in English studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria and a Master of Science degree in Media and Communication from Pan-Atlantic University.