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Two Arkansas students honored with national internships

May 5, 2021

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Mary Hennigan and Sarah Komar

The Dow Jones News Fund has chosen Mary Hennigan and Sarah Komar, students at the University of Arkansas, for prestigious reporting internships.

Hennigan will join the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and Komar will spend the summer working for The Arizona Republic.

The internships are via the Dow Jones News Fund, which provides classes in business and data reporting, digital media and editing, followed by paid internships.

Both students will also get $1,500 scholarships.

“This is a nationally competitive intern program that provides some of the best training for young journalists that I’ve ever seen,” said Rob Wells, associate professor of journalism and a former Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal editor.

Hennigan is assistant editor of, an independent news source operated by the U of A School of Journalism and Strategic Media to provide detailed pandemic data, analysis and news.

Komar is the editor of the student newspaper, The Arkansas Traveler, covering multiple beats and recruiting and training reporters. She will be editor-in-chief next year.


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