Benjamin Din, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
Benjamin Din is a senior studying journalism at Northwestern University. He is currently a data visuals fellow at The Texas Tribune. On campus, he reports, writes and codes at The Daily Northwestern and works as a student fellow at the Knight Lab, which explores the intersection of journalism and technology. The California native has previously interned at The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Star, a daily newspaper in Johannesburg.
Benjamin says, "I’ll be honest – I stumbled into journalism quite accidentally. I love to write, but I had never done anything like it before going to Northwestern. As I quickly discovered at Northwestern, the best way to learn journalism is to do it, and that’s something I’ve been living by ever since."
San Francisco Chronicle's Managing Editor Kristen Go says of him, "Ben Din is one of journalism's bright stars. His ability to understand stories and think of how to present them in an engaging interactive display allowed the small team he joined to move from creating one or two interactive projects a month to one interactive project a week."
See some of his stories:
- Growing affordable private school industry raises questions
- Michelle Obama Denounces Rigged Election Allegations
- San Francisco Chronicle Voter Guide
The Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the late Pete Wilson, a San Francisco television and radio journalist. The scholarship is granted to a graduate journalism student from the San Francisco Bay area or attending a college or university in the Bay Area who shares Wilson's commitment to ethical, responsible journalism. The Pete Wilson Scholarship alternates each year between undergraduates and graduate applicants. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student in the 2018-2019 academic year. The recipient of the Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship receives $2,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.
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