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Rising SJGC Senior One of 20 Students Selected to Intern with the L.A. Times

Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson

Asia Moore, a rising senior in Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC), is one of 20 students selected to intern with the L.A. Times this summer. Moore was chosen from a pool of approximately 1,000 applicants.

As detailed on its website, the L.A. Times, through partnerships with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, the NAACP, the Dow Jones News Fund and other organizations, selected student from across the globe in an effort to “train the next generation of journalists.”

Moore, who is majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in graphic design, is enthusiastic about “telling the stories of the public.” She currently works for the University’s official student newspaper, The FAMUAN, where she currently serves as the lead news editor, and she is also a producer for the FAMU-TV20 newscast. She plans to pursue a career in journalism and visual storytelling upon graduation.

Moore also participates in civic activities through her memberships in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the FAMU Student Public Interest Research Group (PIRGs), and Big Bend Cares  – a local nonprofit that provides resources for people living with HIV and AIDS.

The L.A. Times began publishing in 1881. The daily newspaper, based in the greater Los Angeles area city of El Segundo, is the sixth-largest newspaper by circulation in the United States.

The students began the internship on Tuesday, May 28. The cohort’s tasks will be performed remotely and in El Segundo. You may click this link to read more about its Class of 2024 Summer Interns.

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