Seniors Win Press Club of LI Scholarships

Seniors Win Press Club of LI Scholarships

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Two senior journalism students at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication are winners of prestigious scholarships from the Press Club of Long Island, a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists:

Medea Giordano LHSOCMedea Giordano won the Robert W. Greene-PCLI scholarship at Hofstra University, named after the Newsday reporter and editor who led two teams to Pulitzer Prizes for public service.   She is a freelance writer for two Long Island community newspapers, co-copy chief of The Hofstra Chronicle, and copy editor for andCliché magazine.  She has done internships with The Scranton Times-Tribune andCottages and Gardens magazine.


Briana Smith 2 rsBriana Smith, who is in the dual degree BA/MA journalism program, has won the 2016 College Journalism Scholarship Award.  She is a production intern at MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts, as well as a reporter for campus media outlets WRHU 88.7 FM radio, The Hofstra Chronicle newspaper, and Hofstra Today television show.  She is also an on-air host of the student-produced television news program, For Your Island, and was one of 12 students selected to participate in the Herbert School’s inaugural “Hofstra in LA” program in January 2015.

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