I’ve been selected for the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists 2009

I learned Tuesday by e-mail that I’ve been selected as one of 40 students to participate in the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists this summer. It takes place May 17-29 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

poynter_mapI doubt that it needs to be said, but I’m extremely excited. As I wrote in my essay, I’m looking forward to not only learning from some of the most respected journalists in the field, but also to learn from my peers.

Oh, and did I mention, the tuition is free!

After a little research, I’ve found 10 others who have been accepted, nine of whom I found through Twitter search.

One of my tweeps is listed as alternate. We’ve never met, but I hope she has the opportunity to attend because I know she’s a very talented college journalist.

As for how this effects my summer plans, it doesn’t change anything. I will go to my internship at the Dallas Morning News, which I am also eagerly anticipating, soon after the fellowship.

In short, I proclaim this the summer of Greg!

PS. I can’t believe I’m graduating in a little more than two months. Where have the college years gone?

9 thoughts on “I’ve been selected for the Poynter Fellowship for College Journalists 2009”

  1. Hi Greg,

    I came across your post in a Google search; I’m going to the fellowship too! I can’t wait to get there and see what we will learn and experience. See you there!

  2. Greg,
    I have been chosen as a 2010 participant for the Poynter and i read that you got your tuition for free? I sent an email to them applying for financial aid but was there somthing that you did to get to go for free? I am very excited about this opportunity but,i fear that my lack of money will hold me back. Let me know

  3. Hi Alexandra,

    Congrats! Yes, last year’s fellows attended for free because Poynter was able to subsidize the cost of tuition. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case because of the economic climate.

    Have you asked about any scholarship money they might be able to provide?

    Please feel free to email me at greglinch [at] gmail [dot] com if you’d like to chat some more.

    I hope you’re able to attend — it’s an amazing experience.


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