Carolina Hidalgo, a senior journalism major, has been awarded a Rubén Salazar scholarship by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her $2,000 award was given in honor of a prominent Latino journalist killed 40 years ago while covering Chicano and other minority communities for The Los Angeles Times. At the time of his death, Salazar was also news director of KMEX-TV.
Hidalgo is one of 26 journalism students nationwide sharing in $71,000 in scholarship awards from the NAHJ in 2010.
After completing a summer reporting internship at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., Hidalgo is preparing to photograph this year’s national Society of Professional Journalists conference in October through an internship on the convention newspaper, The Working Press. Last year, she interned with Popular Photography magazine and covered international affairs stories for the United Nations Association of the USA.
This school year, Hidalgo is continuing her involvement on the School of Journalism’s Student Advisory Board and working as a photo editor and photographer for The Stony Brook Press, a biweekly campus newspaper.