Three head to NPR


Three new college grads are going to be deeply immersed in radio news reporting for the next year as the 2007-2008 Joan B. Kroc Fellows. All will join NPR News for a yearlong intensive program at National Public Radio and NPR Member stations. The recipients, for the third year of the fellowship program, are: Shomial Ahmad of Fort Worth, TX, and a graduate of The University of Texas and New York University. Her experience includes internships at Newsday and the Fort Worth Weekly; Jenny Gold, a Berkeley, CA native and Brown graduate, was awarded two research grants for a radio documentary she produced and has worked at CBS News; Bilal Qureshi, of Mechanicsville, a suburb of Richmond, VA, and a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, worked for The Atlantic Monthly and contributed to the Daily Times, an English-language newspaper in Pakistan