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Virginia “Jenna” Barnes

Northwestern University

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The recipients of this year’s Deborah Orin Scholarship are two current students from Medill School of Journalism.

Jenna came to Medill from Boston University, where she earned a degree in Anthropology in 2010. While at BU, Jenna studied abroad in London and interned at the ABC News bureau there. She also served as a student journalist on an Operation Smile medical mission in Lanzhou, China. In addition to working abroad, Jenna interned at WTKR-TV, her hometown CBS affiliate in Norfolk, VA. She’s looking forward to one day putting her education and experience to work as a foreign correspondent.

Other 2017 Winners

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