The Bay Area Chapter of NAHJ is proud to announce student member Ashleigh Panoo has been accepted as a summer 2017 intern at The Fresno Bee.
Ashleigh is a 27-year-old journalism major at Fresno City College who has been a student writer at the Bee since May of 2016.
“It’s a newsroom position that calls for flexibility covering breaking news as well as event assignments,” said John Rich, the Fresno Bee’s Managing Editor. “Ashleigh has grown as a reporter and a writer. We’re proud that she’s taking the next step in her career with an NAHJ-sponsored internship, and grateful that she’s doing so at The Bee.”
“This internship is going to give me valuable experience and I am so grateful to have been chosen,” she said. “Thank you for helping me to achieve my goals and gain experience in the industry.”
Originally from Caruthers, California, Ashleigh attends Fresno City College where she is the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Rampage. Eventually, she hopes to transfer to Fresno State to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.
The internship will be paid in part by the Fresno Bee and is sponsored by a grant from PG&E.
“Hiring more Latinos in newsrooms is our primary mission,” said Joe Vazquez, NAHJ Bay Area Vice President. “Hats off to the Fresno Bee for recognizing the fact that Latino reporters help build stronger bridges to a large swath of their readership by telling their stories.”
NAHJ is also extremely grateful to PG&E for its generosity in funding our future journalists.