Erica Evans

Erica Evans (Photo courtesy of Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service)

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 – The Stanford Journalism Program is excited to share the news that Stanford junior Erica Evans is the winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists.

Evans has written for The Stanford Daily and the Stanford Journalism Program’s Peninsula Press. The Dish reports Evans became captivated by reporting after taking “Reporting, Writing and Understanding the News” (COMM 104) with Stanford Journalism Program’s Carlos Kelly McClatchy Visiting Lecturer Janine Zacharia.

“I believe that even with all the challenges and uncertainties facing journalism today, being a reporter is one of the most stimulating, rewarding jobs on the planet, and I try to convey that passion for the field in my teaching,” Zacharia told The Dish. “As someone who cares deeply about how we are going to get millennials to care about news from abroad, I couldn’t be more thrilled that Erica plans to pursue journalism and wants to be a foreign correspondent. She fully deserves this award.”

Via The Dish:

ERICA EVANS, a junior majoring in international relations with a minor in communications, is the 2015 winner of the James Robinson Award for Student Journalists. Evans, who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Stanford Daily, wrote a series of articles about the university’s judicial process and the Honor Code.

The award was established in honor of the late JAMES ROBINSON, an award-winning journalist who served as editor of Stanford Report before he died in 2004.

Read the full post on Stanford News Service’s The Dish website.

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