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Two interns join JR staff

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The Journal Review is pleased to welcome two interns for the summer. Taylor Dixon and Io Maeda will continue their journalism education as staff writers in the newspaper’s editorial department.

Dixon is a senior at Franklin College majoring in multimedia journalism with minors in English and creative writing. She spent the past semester virtually interning for The Statehouse File, where she covered state government in a historic session. Dixon also was a photographer for the school magazine, The Franklin, and will be the copy editor in the fall.

She is a member of the women’s golf team at Franklin where they just finished a cold, rainy spring season. She has been golfing for 10 years and enjoys playing with her father on the weekends.

When not on the golf course or in class, Dixon likes watching movies and spending time with her family, friends and chocolate lab, Bogie.

“This summer I hope to improve my reporting skills and get out in the community to cover events as everything starts to open up in person,” she said.

Dixon is a Pulliam intern and was matched with the Journal Review by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. Her paid internship will cover a 10-week period.

Maeda, 19, just completed his freshman year at Wabash College. He is a staff writer for the college newspaper, The Bachelor.

Maeda’s first name is pronounced “eo,” not “eio,” and is not to be confused with the number “10.”

He was born in Osaka, Japan and moved to Kyoto at the age of 6. He had been living there until his move to Crawfordsville last year August.

“I was very lucky to achieve studying abroad in the United States during the pandemic,” Maeda said. “Although I struggled with my college life, adapting to the new environment and dealing with the pandemic, I am proud of myself that I have survived my freshman year. Now, I am an aspiring sophomore at Wabash College.

“The unique thing about me is that I am the only Japanese student on the campus. I am happy about that because I can ewnhance my English skills and talk about my country through interacting with people on campus.”

As an international student during the pandemic, Maeda said he had a difficult time finding an internship.

“I am glad that the Journal Review has provided a wonderful opportunity for me to pursue journalism,” he said. “I am looking forward to writing many articles and meeting with people during my internship.”

Like Dixon, Maeda’s paid internship will last 10 weeks. His placement at the newspaper was made possible by Wabash College.

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