NPR Names Three Kroc Fellows

NPR has selected the three budding journos who will participate in a year-long intensive training and reporting program at NPR and member stations.

Although, “budding” isn’t quite the word, as these reporters are already pretty intense.

Carolyn Beeler is from Delaware, Ohio. She majored in Journalism and History at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She was a recipient of Medill’s Eric Lund Global Reporting Grant, which paid for her to travel to Australia to report on reconciliation politics with Aboriginal peoples. Most recently, she worked as the Senior Editor of Abroad View — a national, student-run study abroad magazine. Carolyn has freelanced for US Weekly and APSAC Advisor — a journal dealing with the prevention of child abuse — and interned at Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler and The Big Issue in Cape Town, South Africa.

habibanosheen.jpgHabiba Nosheen was born in Pakistan and has lived in Toronto, Canada, for most of her life. Nosheen earned her Masters in Journalism at Columbia University in May. She also holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from York University in Toronto. For her degree in Women’s Studies, she went to Pakistan to document the lives of women living under Islamic law – research that led to a documentary for the CBC program The Current. Her dissertation has been accepted for publication by SUNY Press. Previously, Habiba had done research for the CBC show Marketplace in addition to producing stories for As It Happens. She is currently producing a documentary for NOW on PBS.

Sam Sanders of Schertz, Texas, stayed in Texas to earn his B.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, with a double major in Political Science and Music, before receiving his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. For his graduate thesis, Sam worked with NPR’s and WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, conducting research and making recommendations about how to increase the program’s outreach to young people and minorities. He has been a community organizer in post-Katrina New Orleans, interned with the State Department in Pretoria, South Africa, and was president of the student government association in college. In his spare time, Sam has a blog on pop culture, race and music.

Congratulations to these three! But man, you’re making the rest of us look bad.