Named in honor of the Sunday Times of London journalist who was killed while covering the conflict in Syria in 2012, the Marie Colvin Fellowship sponsored by News Corp. has settled on its first Stony Brook University recipient. Heading to Mexico this summer to intern with the Wall Street Journal is 21-year-old 2016 graduate Hanaa’ Tameez.
From today’s announcement:
“We are so proud to sponsor this fellowship, named after a journalist who herself embodied the very best of this great and essential profession,” said Keisha Smith-Jeremie, Chief Human Resources Officer for News Corp. “Support for a free press is one of the pillars of News Corp’s philanthropy, because we seek to protect and defend the ability of journalists to fulfill their vital function around the world.”
Added Wall Street Journal development editor Michelle LaRoche: “The Wall Street Journal is pleased to offer Stony Brook students hands-on experience to match the high level of instruction they’ve received on campus. We look forward to working with these journalists as they embark on an exciting and meaningful career in the profession.”
Tameez, a journalism and Spanish double major, edited campus newspaper The Statesman during her time at the school. Check out some of her pieces here. Following her summer internship, she will move on to graduate journalism studies at CUNY.