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WCPO: Award-winning UC journalist earned fellowship while struggling with homelessness

E-media student wins national “student journalist of the year” award for work with PBS

By Angela Koenig

University of Cincinnati sophomore Mary Williams keeps her PBS Student Journalist of the Year award stashed in its original box in her dorm room. She takes it out for special occasions.

“I want to keep it safe,” she told WCPO’s Kristyn Hartman. “My name on that award represents the people who helped me and my whole community.”

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Read more about Mary’s journey