The Marie Colvin Fellowship, sponsored by News Corp, will support a 10-week reporting assignment with The Wall Street Journal for a graduating senior in Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. The fellowship will give one outstanding graduating senior or master’s student the opportunity to work at one of the Journal’s international bureaus. A faculty selection committee chose finalists for the award, and Journal editors selected the winner. The first recipient of the award is Hanaa’ Tameez, 21, who will travel to Mexico City to work as an intern in the Journal’s bureau following her 2016 graduation from SBU.
Hanaa’ Tameez, the inaugural recipient of the award, was a journalism and Spanish double major at Stony Brook University, and the former editor of the campus newspaper The Statesman. She said she hopes to pursue a career in investigative reporting or documentary production. “I don’t think I could have asked for a better result after graduation,” she said about the award.
Hanaa’ will work both independently and as part of a team alongside beat reporters and editors, covering news events, producing stories for print and online in real time, and helping to produce online graphics and, on occasion, video elements. There will be opportunities to undertake broader enterprise reporting projects.
The Marie Colvin Fellowship honors the journalistic ideals of acclaimed international correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in 2012 while covering the conflict in Syria for the Sunday Times of London, the weekly paper owned by News Corp. During the nearly two decades she worked at The Times, she covered thousands of stories, traversing the globe from Chechnya to Sri Lanka to the Middle East.