The Spokesman-Review : interns

Monday, July 10, 2006

The Players

Shefali Kulkarni • Features intern
Shefali finished her third year at Beloit College in southern Wisconsin, but spent this last semester studying journalism and interning at the Dallas Morning News’ Washington Bureau, in Washington D.C. After she graduates next year, Shefali plans to pursue a career in print media. When she isn’t "geeking-out" over journalism, Shefali can be found supporting her chocolate addiction, taking photographs, making people laugh and cooking (her nickname is Shef).

Somer Breeze • Sports intern
Somer is a 2006 graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in English. While at WSU she was a sports reporter, copy editor and general assignment reporter for The Daily Evergreen. When she's not reporting on sports, Somer like to play, especially volleyball and softball.

Sam Taylor • Reporting intern at the Idaho bureau
Sam just got a certificate in a diploma folder claiming he graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Sam spent the last few years working at The Argonaut, the UI student newspaper, and as president of the UI Society of Professional Journalists chapter. Sam works at the North Idaho bureau in Coeur d’Alene — his hometown — which means he gets free rent from his parents for the summer. He digs comic books, too

Parker Howell • Reporting intern for city desk
Parker comes fresh from a year of late nights as editor in chief of the Oregon Daily Emerald, the independent student newspaper at the University of Oregon. Last summer he worked as a features reporter for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore. Howell is graduating in 2007 with a degree in news/editorial journalism. He enjoys playing guitar, basketball, photography, outdoor recreation and playing Xbox.

Jared Paben • Reporting intern
Jared, 24, is working for both the business and city desks. He walked in his graduation from the University of Oregon last spring, but he won’t have enough credits to graduate until he completes his internship here. He worked for three years at the Oregon Daily Emerald, and interned last summer as a reporter at the Grants Pass Daily Courier. Years ago, he was on staff at the weekly Cottage Grove Sentinel. Jared is from Creswell, a small town just south of Eugene. He likes to travel and has been to Europe and the Caribbean several times. He’s looking for a tennis, golfing or rock climbing buddy.

Shadra Beesley • Copy desk intern
Shadra arrives at the copy desk fresh from graduating from the University of Oregon, where she worked for the Oregon Daily Emerald. She is such a grammar nerd that one of her friends made a bad-punctuation-fighting comic book character, the Apostrophist, based on her. Check it out at She loves to sing karaoke, socialize with late-night crowds and hang out at the lake. People say she's got a bit of a sarcastic streak.

Sasha Davis • Web-broadcast Intern
Sasha is going to be a senior at the University of Oregon this fall. She was hired to work with the online team on various video projects, which beats scooping ice cream like last summer. While she is down in Eugene, she interns at Chambers Production Studios as an assistant director of photography. She is the president of the National Broadcasting Society and loves rafting, hiking, painting and exploring Spokane.

Sarah Slavick • Copy desk intern
Sarah is a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy-editing intern. In the fall, she begins her senior year at the University of Missouri. She will be an associate editor and wire editor at the Missourian, the journalism school's daily community newspaper. Sarah has worked with CiN Weekly magazine and the Community Press in Cincinnati. Sarah plays the viola with the University Philharmonic. Sarah loves coffee and is working on finding a place in Spokane where she can become a "regular" and finish reading "The Brothers Karamazov."

Carrie Howell • Design intern
Carrie graduated from Ball State University in May 2006 and made the four-day trek from Indiana to Spokane for her internship. While at Ball State, Carrie worked for the college newspaper, worked for the Ball State Journalism Workshops office and was actively involved with SND. In the workshops office, she created numerous programs, registration packets and maps for events such as junior high and high school J-Days and summer workshops. She is excited to be in Spokane for the summer and does not want to go back to seeing cornfields every day!


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