Time Magazine Fellowship Provided Journalism Student With ‘So Many Highlights’

Lauren French spent three weeks at the publication's New York offices.

StephenKoeppLinkedInThe first recipient of the Koepp Fellowship at Time magazine is in the books. And by all accounts, Lauren French, a journalism student chosen from Koepp’s Alma Mater the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was a hit.

French spent three weeks in New York this past January, staying with the Koepp family. From a report this past weekend by the school’s news bureau connected to Stephen Koepp’s visit to campus last Thursday and Friday:

French’s experiences varied from helping do research for an Academy Awards diversity project to meeting with Time’s social media team to discussing ways to improve UW-Eau Claire’s student newspaper’s social media presence. “There were so many highlights, but the first thing that comes to mind is helping humor columnist Joel Stein report on a column for the magazine,” French said…

Added Koepp: “Her editors told me that they were impressed with how self-directed she was, with a strong interest in crime reporting but a willingness to take on any task.”

Koepp joined Time magazine in 1978 and exited this past March. Once French arrived in New York, Koepp was kind enough to walk French through a practice subway run(!) to ensure she would arrive on time for the first day of her sponsored internship.

Photo of Koepp via: LinkedIn