Baruch Student Wins National Scholarship
From Donald W. Reynolds Center of Business Journalism

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New York, NY – March 17, 2008 –Carlos Macias (’08), a senior double-majoring in business journalism and history and one of the editors of Dollars & Sense magazine, is one of eight students nationally to win a $4,000 scholarship from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. This is the inaugural year of the scholarships, which cover tuition and other expenses for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Macias, 32, came to Baruch in 2004 after studies at LaGuardia and Nassau Community Colleges. In summer 2007 he interned at Consumer Reports magazine and now works there part-time. Since January 2008, he has also been working for the Americas Society/Council of the Americas website (as-coa.org) as a contributing writer.

In addition to his work with Dollars & Sense, he has published articles at City Limits online, AS/COA online, as well as in The Ticker. He hopes to channel his interests in history and journalism into a position that promotes regional co-operation between the U.S. and its neighbors. "I would like to work at a place that deals with Latin American politics and policy (and explores) the relationship between the U.S. and Latin America," said Carlos.

The Reynolds Center, located at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, was launched in 2003 and has provided training to nearly 7,000 working journalists around the country in a variety of forms: day-long business journalism workshops, week-long online seminars and one-hour self-guided tutorials. "Quality business journalism starts at the university level, and through these scholarships we hope to foster ongoing improvement of the field," said Andrew Leckey, the center's director of the Reynolds Center.

Several of the all-day workshops have been held at Baruch, most recently in October. Professor Josh Mills of the Journalism Department occasionally runs workshops for the Center and has helped create some of the online materials. To learn more about the Reynold Center's work in journalism education, visit businessjournalism.org.