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Past Fellows

Meet the graduate students who were awarded SOC's named fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Liz White - Bureau of National Affairs

White was the Publications Fellow for the Student Press Law Center, working alongside advocates for student free expression. She also interned for Newsweek magazine in the Washington, D.C. bureau and was the editor-in-chief for her campus newspaper, The Daily Gamecock. White holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina.

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Jeremy Borden - Center for Public Integrity

Borden is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he graduated with a degree in the news-editorial sequence. He spent two years at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., where he received a Virginia Press Association award for in-depth/investigative reporting. He most recently wrote for the United Service Organizations’ (USO) On Patrol magazine. His work has appeared in The Charlotte Observer, The Roanoke Times and in Knight-Ridder (now McClatchy) newspapers when he reported for Knight-Ridder’s Washington bureau during the summer of 2005.

Winner of the 2011 Merriman Award

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Amy Biegelsen - Center for Public Integrity

Biegelsen won the Virginia Press Association's 2009 Best in Show Award for a portfolio on health and environmental stories. She is the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Excellence in Journalism prize for a story on children's mental health and is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Biegelsen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago.

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William Delano - USA Today

Delano began his career at American University where he received a degree in Philosophy and Video Journalism. Upon graduating, he directed, shot, and edited his first documentary entitled “Chasing Lance: the Fans Story”, which aired in prime time on the Travel Channel. He later gained further experience working on BET's acclaimed documentary series “Season of the Tiger”, the Backpack Journalism show called “Not Your Average Travel Guide”, and "Karma Walkers", his first feature length film that followed a group of graduate students at Tulane University as they traveled to the kingdom of the Dalai Lama to teach English to Tibetan refugees.  Delano has also trained Video Journalists for the launch of a new television network and taught graduate students the art of one-man-band TV production at Northwestern University. Checkout his work at