Virginia “Jenna” Barnes

Northwestern University


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

Jessica Hill of Akron, Ohio, receives a $4,000 grant plus a $1,000 grant from the school. Jessica is working toward… Read more

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