University Heights, OH – John Carroll University junior, Katie Sheridan, is one of 75 college students selected nationwide as a scholarship recipient for the Campus Coverage Project, a journalism program sponsored by the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the Lumina Foundation for Education.

Katie currently serves as managing editor of The Carroll News, John Carroll’saward-winning weekly campus newspaper. She is also the vice president of the John Carroll campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

As a program scholar, she will travel to Phoenix, Arizona in January 2010 to learn investigative reporting techniques in a three-day Campus Investigative Reporting Workshop. Topics covered will include how to:

-Use the Internet as an investigative reporting tool.
-Read budget documents and find the stories that matter.
-Prepare for tough interviews
-Analyze a school’s performance to see how it measures up.
-Examine athletic programs—and their funding.
-Use legal tools to pry open foundations, auxiliaries and other secretive campus institutions.
-Examine issues on the college campus in the context of national debates on higher education.

Katie is a communications major at John Carroll and her hometown is Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Posted on November 11, 2009