Look for a new byline in The New York Times
Jacqueline Palank, Comm and Arts ’07, is cranking out news stories alongside reporting veterans in The New York Times’ Washington bureau. She is the first recipient of the David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship, named for the late reporter and editor who was known for clear, insightful writing on politics, governmental policy and economics. “Rosenbaum is a great role model for my career,” says Palank, who double-majored in journalism and political science. “He really exemplified the public service role journalists should play.”
This isn’t Palank’s first D.C. post. She participated in an internship her junior year through Marquette’s Les Aspin Center, and she interned last summer as a business reporter for The Washington Times.
The New York Times’ intern selection committee was impressed by Palank’s “excellent” writing samples and Washington experience, says Adrianne Goodman, the Times’ Washington weekend editor.
Palank honed her journalistic skills as managing editor of The Marquette Tribune, where she covered student government and served as campus news editor. She also worked as a news clerk for the Associated Press in Milwaukee.
“I have a lot to learn about covering politics in the nation’s capital, but I know the Times’ editors and reporters will be excellent teachers,” she says. “I’m excited to start my career on such a wonderful note.”
Although she hopes to stay in D.C. as a political reporter, she’s keeping her options open. “My long-term ambition is simply to be a good journalist,” Palank says. “By uncovering the truth, telling important stories, and sharing this information with the public, I feel that I am serving my community and living the principles Marquette teaches students to embody.”