Tabor student receives national scholarship

Tabor College junior Jared Janzen is the winner of the annual Evangelical Press Association $2,000 scholarship.

The scholarship was announced during the EPA convention in early April.

Majoring in communications and English, Janzen has a grade-point average of 3.965. He is the editor of the Tabor View, the school newspaper. He also is writing and reporting as an intern for the Christian Leader, the national magazine of the Mennonite Brethren Church.

?Over the past year, the newspaper has improved in quality news coverage and media writing under Jared?s leadership,? said Aleen Ratzlaff, his academic adviser. ?Jared has demonstrated an understanding for the purpose and effects of communicating through print media.?

In his essay about journalism, Janzen said media convergence is the most significant factor affecting journalism.

?Convergence is changing the way readers interact with the text,? he wrote. ?Reporters must consider this when they decide how to most effectively present their information.?

Janzen, from Newton, is planning for a career in journalism, initially as a reporter for a community newspaper or Christian publication, and later as an editor.

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