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Michael Bugeja, Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication,
(515) 294-0481
Dave Gieseke, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Public Relations,
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Ames, Iowa -- The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University has been named an internship partner school by Ohio-based Scripps Howard Foundation. This will enable students to compete for generous grants and scholarships and to apply for work experiences in the nation's capital.

"We are delighted to receive partner school status," said Michael Bugeja, professor of journalism and communication and the new director of the Greenlee School. "The Foundation has done so much to support journalism education across the country and world."

Other Scripps internship partners include Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism, Hampton University, Indiana University, Louisiana State University, Ohio University, the University of Colorado, the University of South Carolina and the University of Texas, among others.

Iowa State University is Scripps' only partner school in the central Midwest region.

The Scripps Foundation will fund an annual $3,000 grant to cover expenses for an unpaid internship in print and electronic news, magazine journalism, advertising, public relations, and visual and science communication. Upon completion of the internship, the student also will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Judy Clabes, president and chief executive officer of the Scripps Foundation, informed Bugeja that the number of annual grants may increase in the future.

In addition to the grant, Clabes said, Greenlee students will be eligible to apply for the foundation's "Semester in Washington" program. The program gives students from select journalism programs hands-on reporting and editing experience writing for Scripps publications and news wires.

Clabes, former editor of The Kentucky Post, participated in Greenlee's First Amendment celebration in May, sending a statement to be read about the importance of free speech.

"We must never forget why our country's founders gave us the First Amendment," she said, "and must stand ready to advocate its principles."

The Scripps Foundation's mission is to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development.


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