SPJ/LA awards $9,500 in scholarships to Southern California student journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter congratulates this year’s SPJ/LA scholarship recipients for their outstanding published and/or broadcast work in their pursuit of journalism careers.

  • Madalyn Amato, editor-in-chief of the Daily Forty-Niner at California State University Long Beach, has received the Richard D. Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an enrolled college student pursuing a career in the field of text/print journalism.
  • Devin Herenda, a reporter for MyBurbank.com from Pasadena City College, who is transferring to California State University Northridge’s journalism program, has been awarded the Nonprofit Communications and Media Network’s Lisa A. Davidson Memorial Scholarship, supported by contributions to the Ruth Collander Endowment Fund. This scholarship is given to a student who is currently enrolled in college or has been accepted to college in Los Angeles County, Orange County or Ventura County and will be pursuing a career in journalism.
  • Nathan Hyun, an aspiring multimedia journalist at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is the recipient of the Ken Inouye Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a college journalist of color, which is aimed at increasing ethnic diversity in newsrooms. Hyun is Korean American.
  • Lauren LaBruna, a news and sports anchor from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has been awarded the Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship, provided to college students pursuing broadcast journalism.
  • Siqi “Karen” Wang, a USC beat editor and investigative journalist from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, has received the Carl Greenberg Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a college student pursuing investigative or political reporting.
  • Logan Bik, editor-in-chief and photographer at The Sundial at California State University Northridge, has received the Bill Farr Memorial Scholarship, which is given to high school seniors or college students who demonstrate a strong intent to pursue a career in journalism.

Each of these honorees showed excellence in their work. SPJ/LA also thanks everyone who took the time to submit applications for these awards.

For more information, contact Sarah Favot, sarah.favot@gmail.com, 213-761-8825.

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