NAA Awards 10 New Media Fellowships

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By: E&P Staff

The Newspaper Association of America has chosen this year’s 10 New Media Fellows, who will receive leadership and business training and develop a strategic plan for the Web site of The Daily Telegraph in Bluefield, W.Va.

The fellows were announced at NAA’s Connections 2004 new media conference being held in San Diego through Tuesday. The plan they develop will be presented to the Daily Telegraph in September.

NAA Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer John E. Kimball said the annual program “provides the opportunity for rising professionals to connect with knowledgeable new-media executives that will help them become the leaders of the future.”

The fellows are:

Jigsha Desai, online producer, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel

Zella Evans, assistant circulation director for online services, Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Beth Harrell, Internet product manager, Cox Newspapers, Atlanta

John C. Jackson, director online sales, Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle

Chris Kanemura, online content manager, The Honolulu Advertiser

Mark Kim, business development manager, Newsday, Melville, N.Y.

Christine Montgomery, director of electronic publishing, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times

Crystal Shackelford, Internet manager, The Paducah (Ky.) Sun

Sam Ugarte-Wright, online sales & traffic coordinator, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Ellen Young, new media director, The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel

Last year’s fellows developed online business strategies for the Star-Herald of Scottsbluff, Neb.

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