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Northwestern Graduate Awarded Kroc Fellowship

October 16, 2009

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University graduate Carolyn Beeler has received a National Public Radio (NPR) Kroc Fellowship to work in Washington, D.C., for one year.

Beeler, a 2009 graduate who majored in journalism and history, was one of three individuals selected for the highly competitive program to work alongside some of the nation's most respected reporters.

Kroc fellows receive rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

While at Northwestern, Beeler was involved in Alternative Student Break -- a student-run organization encouraging social involvement -- and served on its executive board for three years. She directed the Pre-Wildcat Welcome program for one year and led a weeklong service-learning trip for incoming students before the start of school.

In the spring of 2009, Beeler spent five weeks in Australia reporting on the Australian Aborigines, particularly the "Stolen Generations," through the Eric Lund Global Reporting and Research Grant awarded by the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.

The NPR Kroc Fellowship was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system. Kroc Fellows work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.

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