Dec. 17, 2012: "Mike Reynolds Scholarship" - Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. The winner receives $1,000.
2012 Mike Reynolds Scholarship Winner - Sarah Sax
Sarah Sax is a junior studying broadcast and digital journalism at the University of Southern California. She was selected to be a 2013-2014 Executive Producer of Annenberg TV News (ATVN)—USC’s daily, student-run news broadcast that covers local, national and international news. Sax has also served as a multimedia journalist, art director and weather anchor for ATVN.
View some of Sarah's work at: www.sarahmsax.com
"It is a thrill and honor to have been selected as the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship recipient. All my life, I have been building toward a career in journalism. At age 10, I wrote about my power to change the world through small increments and spoke before an audience of 3,000. Realizing how my writing influenced the public, I felt a duty to use my storytelling to make a difference in society. As an all-platform journalist on my high school’s news broadcast team, I covered a wide range of stories—a high school student conquering bulimia; a Palos Verdes fire displacing hundreds of residents; and a perspective of war from the eyes of American soldiers. It is the people I meet and the passion I feel when covering each story that fuel me to pursue a career in the journalism industry. I am thankful that the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will help me continue my journey to becoming a reporter."