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For immediate release
June 26, 2003
NPR: Julie Hochheiser,

Laura Gross,

NPR Summer Interns Produce Radio Show

WASHINGTON-NPR interns will spend the entire month of July writing, reporting, producing, and editing NPR's unique, intern-managed radio newsmagazine, Intern Edition. The fourth annual program will premiere on Intern Edition's Web site at

Each summer, interns collaborate and manage the entire program on their own - from creative development to production. With limited guidance from NPR staff, the interns select, research, report, and edit stories, publicize the show, choose all music involved with the show, and design the Intern Edition Web site. The Web site will feature the Intern Edition 2003 program, which includes segments on international news, technology, education, food, music, business and entertainment, weekly updates of Intern Edition meetings, biographies of the summer interns, information about NPR's internship opportunities, and photos and updates from the show's production.

Intern Edition is part of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project, which aims to foster youth interest and participation in radio journalism through educational, hands-on experience. Thirty-three interns will participate in Intern Edition 2003, including: Faith Airhiavbere, Benin City, Nigeria; Emily Bardelas, Freeport, Ill.; Amy Blaszyk, Lansing, Mich.; Stuart Brierre, Alexandria, Va.; Anne Broache, Baltimore, Md.; Shana Bromberg, Tarrytown, N.Y.; Susan Burgess, Fairfax, Va.; Tracey Chang, San Francisco, Calif.; Stephanie Chasteen, Durham, N.H.; Jenee Collins, Boise, Idaho; Christopher Drake, San Francisco, Calif.; Kyle Evans, Pensacola, Fla.; Jenel Farrell, Jennifer Haile, Dallas, Texas; Lawrence, Ky.; Carlisle Greaves, Fort Washington, Md.; Julie Hochheiser, Potomac, Md.; Sasha Khokha, Oakland, Calif.; Joshua J. Kim, Orange, Texas; Courtney Knowlton, Montclair, N.J.; Leslie Leung, Warren, Mich.; Casey Lunny, Kendall Park, N.J.; Raphael Schweber-Koren, Takoma Park, Md.; Amelia Shaw, Ellenville, N.Y.; Colleen Stachura, Detroit, Mich.; Jonathan Tannenwald, Washington, D.C.; Anna Vigran, Sacramento, Calif.; Daniel Wagner, Morgantown, W. Va.; Danielle Nicole Wagner, Oakwood Village, Ohio.

NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, serves a growing audience of nearly 20 million Americans each week via more than 680 public radio stations. NPR Online at brings hourly newscasts, news features, commentaries and live events to Internet users through original online reports, audio streaming and other multimedia elements. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.