OSU student named among top 100 journalists
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
(May 28, 2008 Stillwater, OK) - Oklahoma State University senior Jaclyn Cosgrove
has been named one of “the 100 best student journalists” in the country by UWire,
a student-powered wire service and student membership organization.
UWire staff say honorees were selected “for their potential to shape the media industry in the years ahead.” More than 500 students from 130 colleges and universities were nominated for the UWire honors.
Cosgrove, from Arpelar, Okla., is a news-editorial major in the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at OSU. She will serve as editor-in-chief of the OSU student newspaper, The Daily O’Collegian, for the fall semester.
Cosgrove is currently working as a summer intern with the Columbus Dispatch’s bureau in Washington, D.C. She also will take courses at Georgetown University as part of the Fund for American Studies in the Institute of Political Journalism program.
“I take my job as a journalist very seriously,” Cosgrove said. “I’ve seen the impact your words can have ... I’ve seen the good things journalism can do.”
Cosgrove wants to become a foreign correspondent in the Middle East or Africa. She has taken 10 hours of Arabic, five of Kiswahli and is working on a Middle Eastern studies minor. For more information, go to www.uwire.com.