Dana Altman & Kevin Reed’s bête noire Kenny Jacoby wins Scripps Howard fellowship, will spend year reporting from DC

UO Daily Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby’s work for the Daily Emerald and SI on various Duck sports scandals is documented here.

In 2016, as reported in the Emerald, efforts by the Duck Athletic Department to limit student-athletes’ access to the press in potential violation of UO policies on academic freedom and free speech, led the Senate leadership to call for an investigation:

The University of Oregon Senate issued a request on Sunday to launch an investigation into a possible free speech violation by the UO Athletic Department regarding its threat to limit Emerald press credentials during an investigation of a UO football player. The request called for UO General Counsel Kevin Reed to initiate the investigation. …

More on the Senate’s call and the resulting report from Kevin Reed here.

The Scripps Howard announcement is here. One of the other winners is a Harvard Law grad and Rhodes Scholar, if you’re into that sort of thing:

CINCINNATI – The Scripps Howard Foundation has selected four journalists for the inaugural class of its Scripps Howard Fellowship program.

The Scripps Howard Fellows were selected from more than 540 applicants to complete the yearlong program, which will run from June 2018 through May 2019.

The fellowship is offered in partnership with ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom in New York City, and with the Scripps Washington Bureau and Newsy, Scripps’ next-generation national news network, in the nation’s capital.

“Since our founding, the Scripps Howard Foundation has made it our mission to develop the next generation of leaders in journalism,” said Liz Carter, president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation. “We believe this program will help these journalists continue to develop the skills needed to uncover the stories that shape our communities as well as the qualities needed to lead effectively.”

The 2018-2019 Scripps Howard Fellows:

Aysha Bagchi: A 2017 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, Bagchi’s interest in journalism was sparked by her experiences writing for The Stanford Daily as an undergraduate student. Bagchi will work in the Scripps Washington Bureau and with Newsy.

Barbara Marcolini: An associate video producer at The New York Times, Marcolini is a 2017 graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She received a bachelor’s degree from Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro and holds certificates in data journalism and entrepreneurial journalism. Marcolini will work at ProPublica.

Kenny Jacoby: Currently working as a freelance reporter, Jacoby is an award-winning journalist whose work has been recognized by the nonprofit organization Investigative Reporters and Editors. A 2017 graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he has written investigative stories for Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, NBC and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jacoby will work in the Scripps Washington Bureau and with Newsy.

Sophie Chou: A data journalist at Public Radio International in Boston, Chou received her master’s degree in media arts and sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Columbia University. She previously served as a researcher for the Pew Research Center via a fellowship with Google News. Chou will work at ProPublica.

The Fellows will spend the year working side by side with reporters and editorial leaders in those two newsrooms. They also will participate in exclusive off-site sessions focused on building leadership, project management and entrepreneurial skills.

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2 Responses to Dana Altman & Kevin Reed’s bête noire Kenny Jacoby wins Scripps Howard fellowship, will spend year reporting from DC

  1. Charlie says:

    “The job of s newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable””

    Congratulations, Mr. Jacoby….

  2. Malik says:

    Kenny Jacoby should look into why Oregon State took in a known sexual assualter in Teagan Quitoriano. when news leaked Oregon Pulled their scholarship offer as they should have. But Oregon State is so desperate they took him in just like Luke Heimlich, hoping the news doesn’t become public.

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