The Deadline Club Foundation awarded a record $10,000 in scholarships to local journalism students in 2013. This was the most competitive scholarship awards program in recent memory, with 46 students vying for four $2,500 scholarships. The competition was open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or journalism-oriented communications program in the New York City metropolitan area. The winners will be honored at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday, May 16, which they are invited to attend as guests of The Deadline Club.
This year’s winners are all remarkable young journalists, who have already racked up an impressive record of achievements. Meet the 2013 scholars.
The 2013 Scholarship Winners
Profiles of the four 2013 scholarship winners are below. Each winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.
Adrienne Berard is an author of long-form narrative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Narratively, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, News & Observer, The Star Tribune, The Columbus Dispatch, Reading Eagle Press and The Daily Hampshire Gazette. She has also written for broadcast television networks including ABC and Fox News Travel. She is currently working on her first book, “When Yellow was Black: The untold story of the first fight for desegregation in Southern schools.” The book will be published by Beacon Press in 2015. Berard is a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her expected graduation date is in May, 2013.
Liyan Chen is a graduate student from China at New York University’s Business and Economic Reporting Program. From covering billionaires for Forbes to writing about small businesses for Inc. Magazine, she explores different facets of American capitalism in her reporting as an intern. Prior to New York, Liyan interned at several local newspapers in the Midwest, where she covered China-related business news and told the little-known stories of local Asian immigrants. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College in Iowa with a degree in history in 2012. Her expected graduation date is in December 2013.
Craig Giammona is a journalist and broadcaster from Haworth, New Jersey. Before enrolling at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he is currently a student in the business concentration, Craig spent five years as a sports editor and general assignment reporter at the Daily Sitka Sentinel in Alaska, where he also did play-by-play for high school basketball games and hosted a weekly sports talk radio show. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Craig previously held reporting jobs in Queens, N.Y. and Portland, Maine. His expected graduation date is December 2013.
Julia Harte is a freelance journalist. For the past three years, she has been based in Istanbul, Turkey, reporting on social and environmental justice issues for media outlets such as National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Global Post, The World Policy Journal, Inside Climate News, and Green Prophet. In the fall, she will begin a Master’s program through the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. Her expected graduation date is in May 2014.