NEW YORK, April 15, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal awarded its 2009 Robert L. Bartley Fellowships, which are named in honor of the late Bob Bartley who guided editorial opinion at the Journal for nearly 30 years through 2002. He died in Dec. 2003.
This marks the fourth time the Journal has awarded the Bartley Fellowships. The fellows will work this summer as paid interns on the Journal's opinion pages in New York and overseas as well as at the Far Eastern Economic Review.
"These fellowships are awarded to young men and women whose views are broadly consistent with Bob's beliefs in economic and political liberty and who aspire to careers in journalism," said Paul A. Gigot, editor of the Journal's editorial page.
The 2009 Robert L. Bartley Fellows are:
* Sudeep Doshi, of London, is a junior at Princeton, where he is studying at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is editor-in-chief of Business Today magazine. He has held internships at the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is co-editor of the Indian best seller, "A Poem for CRY" (Penguin, 2007), a collection of the favorite poems of Indian celebrities, compiled to benefit a children's charity. He will work at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong, reporting to editor Hugo Restall. * Emily Esfahani-Smith, from North Caldwell, N.J., expects to graduate in June from Dartmouth College, where she is majoring in philosophy and is editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review. She has interned at the American Spectator, National Review and the New Criterion. She will work in New York this summer, reporting to Robert L. Pollock, editorial features editor. * David Feith, a 2008 Bartley Fellow, will be joining us for a return engagement this summer. From Bethesda, Md., David is a senior at Columbia College, majoring in history. He has worked as editor-in-chief of Columbia's The Current, a journal of politics, culture and Jewish affairs and written for the Columbia Spectator and National Review Online. He has also worked on Capitol Hill and at The American Magazine, published by the American Enterprise Institute. David will work in New York, reporting to James Freeman, assistant editor of the editorial page. * Eliza Gray, from Washington, D.C., is a 2008 graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in English and wrote for the Crimson. She has interned at Newsweek, the New York Daily News, The Atlantic.com and The European Voice in Brussels. She will be working for The Wall Street Journal Europe this summer in New York. * Jillian Melchior, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, will graduate this spring from Hillsdale College, where she is majoring in political science and works on the student newspaper. Jillian interned last summer on the editorial page of the Detroit News. In 2007 she was a National Journalism Center intern at the Heartland Institute, for which she continues to write. She is also a part-time copy editor at The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. She will work at The Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong, reporting to editorial page editor Mary Kissel. * Julie Steinberg, of Boca Raton, Fla., is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is majoring in political science and comparative literature theory and is an editor and columnist at the Daily Pennsylvanian. She is also editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Penn Review. She has interned at the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and at the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia. She will work on the Journal's Leisure & Arts pages this summer, reporting to editor Eric Gibson.
About Mr. Bartley
During his tenure as editor and editor of the editorial page, Mr. Bartley was responsible for the editorials, op-ed articles and arts and cultural criticism in all Wall Street Journal enterprises. In his career, Mr. Bartley won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing (1980), a Gerald Loeb Award and a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club of America. He is author of a book on Reagan administration economic policy, "The Seven Fat Years: And How To Do It Again," published in 1992 by the Free Press. In December 2003, Mr. Bartley was the recipient of the presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, for his career in journalism and his backing for "free markets, individual liberty and the values necessary for a free society." That same month, he also received an award for "distinguished achievement in journalism" from the New York-based consumer education group, the American Council on Science and Health.
Mr. Bartley joined the Journal in 1962 and served as a staff reporter in the Chicago and Philadelphia bureaus before joining the editorial page staff in New York in 1964. He was appointed editor of the editorial page in 1972, editor of the Journal in 1979 and a vice president of Dow Jones in 1983.
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