Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) has selected University of Oregon Sophomore Kathryn Boyd-Batstone to be a 2013 summer intern as part of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism.
She will serve a 10-week internship beginning in June working with the OPB News team contributing to OPB’s multimedia journalism practice.
Boyd-Batstone is originally from Long Beach, California and is working toward a major in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. She was previously photo editor for the University of Oregon’s FLUX Magazine and was the youngest student to be appointed to that role. She has also worked for several publications, along with the PBS program “Roadtrip Nation.”
“We are delighted to be part of the Snowden program once again and welcome Kathryn as our intern this summer,” said Morgan Holm, senior vice president and chief content officer, OPB. “As only a sophomore, her photojournalistic talents are quite impressive and we look forward to her contributions to our newsroom.”
The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism honors the life and career of Charles Snowden, a longtime editor at the Oregon Journal and The Oregonian who passed away in 1997. The program creates internship opportunities for students, integrating on-the-job experience with training in journalism ethics.
Snowden interns are selected for their potential for successful newspaper careers based on their journalistic experience, commitment to ethics, passion for journalism, and academic performance. The program is open to student journalists at all Oregon colleges and universities.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and southern Washington. For more information, please visit www.opb.org.