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UWRF journalism student studies war on terrorism over spring break

March 25, 2016

A journalism student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls spent her spring break in Washington, D.C., studying the war on terrorism.

Natalie Howell, a junior from Rochester, Minn., has been named one of 10 National Newspaper Association Foundation (NNAF) News Fellows for 2016. She was nominated by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation.

Howell and the other fellows from around the country spent March 16-19 with professional mentors in the nation’s capital interviewing experts, politicians, and executives of the Gallup Inc. polling organization. “The goal of the News Fellows program,” according to the NNAF’s website, “is to help young journalists to distill facts from opinion and official ‘spin’ in a way that can help local readers better understand complex issues.” As part of the program, Howell will write a news story about the war on terrorism. Howell is assistant editor of the campus newspaper, the Student Voice. She is minoring in political science.

For further information, contact Professor Sandy Ellis, chair of the Communication and Media Studies Department, at 715-425-3169 or sandra.ellis@uwrf.edu.