News Media Alliance Announces Winners of 2018 Rising Star Awards

  • Kirsten Ballard
  • 04.18.2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2018

Arlington, Va. – The News Media Alliance today announced the recipients of its third annual Rising Star awards.

The program provides an opportunity to showcase the talent and knowledge that young professionals bring to news media companies. This year, we honor reporters, marketers, software developers and more. These Rising Stars provide an optimistic look for the future of news media.

“Our Rising Star program is one of my favorites. Now in the third year, the talent is better than ever before,” said David Chavern, President and CEO of the Alliance. “It is amazing what these young people have accomplished so early in their careers. They will secure the future of journalism and define how news is done for the next generation.”

The below individuals were selected from an impressive group of nominees as the recipients of this year’s Rising Star Awards. A panel of Alliance staff members judged each nominee on the value of the nominee’s contributions to his or her company and to the industry. Recipients had to be under the age of 30 as of April 2, 2018 to be considered for the award. The Alliance will be highlighting the work of these exceptional individuals on its website over the next several months.

 

2018 News Media Alliance Rising Stars:

Adam Harris, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Adina Solomon, Journalist, Freelance

Bridget Lane, Software Developer, USA TODAY NETWORK

Deborah Swearingen, Reporter, Evergreen Newspapers

Dorothy Edwards, Multimedia Photojournalist, Florida / Naples Daily News, USA TODAY NETWORK

Georgi Kantchev, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Haowei Qin, Data Scientist | Quantitative Business Analyst, USA TODAY NETWORK

Jeff Gray, Communications Manager, Street Sense Media

Jon Sindreu, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Katrease Stafford, City government reporter, Detroit Free Press

Lillian Chapa, Associate Editor, Security Management

Mark Hannallah, Product Manager, USA TODAY NETWORK

Melissa Turqman, Vice President Digital Advertising, Modern Luxury Magazine

Mike Bird, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Nicole Hong, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Rachel Sadon, Producer, WAMU

Rob Gindes, Manager, Software Development, USA TODAY NETWORK

Sally Hayden, Journalist, Freelance

Sarah Jarvis, Digital Marketing Activation & Subscriber Engagement Manager, Tribune Interactive (tronc)

Sarah Krouse, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Solis, Reporter, Asbury Park Press, USA TODAY NETWORK

For more information about the Rising Star Awards, click here.

 

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ABOUT NEWS MEDIA ALLIANCE:

The News Media Alliance is a nonprofit organization representing more than 2,000 news organizations and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Europe. Alliance members include print, digital and mobile publishers of original news content. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on ensuring the future of news media through communication, research, advocacy and innovation. Information about the News Media Alliance (formerly NAA) can be found at www.newsmediaalliance.org.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kirsten Ballard
Kirsten is the Social Media and Blog Editor at the News Media Alliance.