Jordan Woodson, a mass communication major and political science minor, is one of five college journalists selected for a summer internship by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation.
Woodson, of Cabot, will spend the summer gaining professional journalism skills at a newspaper that is a member of the Arkansas Press Association. He will receive a $3,000 stipend for the 10-week internship that is provided by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation.
“Now more than ever our newspapers need assistance reporting on their communities and producing a quality product during difficult economic times, said Rusty Fraser, president of the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation. “Given the current circumstances, the ANF board believed now was the best time to fully fund these positions. Participating newspapers reap the benefits of having a talented student journalist from an Arkansas university in the newsroom, and students earn first-hand knowledge and skills from reporting in a professional newsroom.”
Woodson has been involved with UA Little Rock’s student newspaper, The Forum, since his freshman year. During the 2019-20 school year, he served as the executive editor and has previously worked as the entertainment editor. During his time at The Forum, Woodson has won three awards from the Arkansas College Media Association: first place in Online In-Depth Reporting and Online Election/Political and second place in Online Sports Writing.
Woodson also is involved with the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. During his freshman year, he interned at the Arkansas Community Health magazine as a writer and photographer.