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NPR In The News: The Intern Edition

NPR offices are buzzing with interns putting the final touches on their multimedia newsmagazine...and paper cranes (their clever premiere invitations). In less than a week, they will reveal the news stories they have been working on throughout the semester at the Intern Edition premiere event. In the meantime, see the latest news about NPR's staff and reporting below.

NPR Interns this fall made paper crane invitations for their premiere of Intern Edition: Beyond The Fold. Caitlin Sanders/NPR hide caption

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NPR Interns this fall made paper crane invitations for their premiere of Intern Edition: Beyond The Fold.

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- Two NPR interns earned recognition for their contributions here this fall: Creative Services intern Geneva Cegelis was profiled in her school newspaper, News@Northeastern, and Science Desk intern Kristofor Husted was featured in The Napa Valley Register. Find out what exactly these and other NPR interns have been up to at their website.

- Tamara Keith's report on GOP objections to the 'millionaires surtax' stirred up some discussion last week. On top of receiving coverage from media outlets including The Atlantic Wire and Christian Science Monitor, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney referenced Tamara's work in Monday's press conference and POLITICO's Mike Allen cited Keith's story when Speaker Boehner challenged him on the impact of the tax, according to Huffington Post.

- Nieman Journalism Lab highlighted NPR's local reporting initiatives last week in Andrew Phelps' two-part story on the impact of the Argo blog network - check out parts one and two of the story. Simon Owens also wrote an in-depth piece examining the StateImpact project.

- Poynter and AP picked up NPR's announcement about a Knight Foundation grant for $1.7 million to fund digital training at 70 Member stations.

- Congratulations to NPR's David Welna who won the 2011 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress in the non-print category. This award honors David's coverage of the fiscal showdown last spring and the summer's debt ceiling crisis. Check out the good news at POLITICO and Reuters.

- Colby Magazine featured a profile of Lovejoy Award winner Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson after she visited the campus to receive her award and talk with students on campus about her experiences reporting abroad.

- Marilyn Greenwax was featured on C-SPAN last week talking about the results of a NPR/ Kaiser study on long-term unemployment. The study, part of NPR's "Still No Jobs" series, was also featured by National Journal and Center for American Progress.