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Alumni Notes

Nichole Dobo (2004, Journalism),

accepted a fellowship with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news outlet that produces in-depth journalism on inequality and innovation in education. It is based at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. A story Dobo wrote this summer as a freelancer for The Hechinger Report appeared in The Atlantic. Dobo, who worked at The…

Jeanine Larson (2004, Broadcast Journalism),

was recognized as North Dakota's Communicator of Achievement at the National Federation of Press Women conference in Greenville, S.C., Sept. 4-6. Larson also received two national awards: first place for Web and Social Media - Website (edited or managed by entrant), corporate or for-profit and second place for Web and Social Media - Social Media Campaign, corporate or for-profit.

Peter Chalfin (2008, Journalism),

was recently hired as an annual giving associate in the athletics development office at the University of Michigan.  

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