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Summer 2022 marks the 25th year of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. 

In 1998, the family of Charles and Julie Snowden established the program in memory of Charles, a longtime editor at the Oregonian and the Oregon Journal. Since its inception, more than 300 students from 15 Oregon colleges have been awarded internships at news organizations around the state. More than 80 percent of Snowden interns secure full-time employment in news media positions after completing their degrees.

On this 25th anniversary of the program, the work of this year’s cohort demonstrates the importance of community journalists and their passion for telling stories that affect our systems and people’s lives. They are proof that journalists who are taught to be curious and ethical only make our communities stronger.

Meet some of our Snowden alums.

Roman Battaglia, 2019, Jefferson Public Radio

Eder Campuzano, 2010, The McMinnville News-Register

Jenna Deml, 2022, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Alisha Jucevic, 2014, Eugene Register-Guard

Hannah Kanik, 2019, Roseburg News-Review

Sierra McClain, 2019, Capital Press

Rob Moseley, 1999, The Bend Bulletin

Kezia Setyawan, 2020, Malheur Enterprise

Dora Totoian, 2020, Yamhill News-Review

Alex Zielinski, 2010, East Oregonian

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