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Stanford junior wins Harry Press Award
Ramin Setoodeh, a managing editor at the Stanford Daily, has won the 2003 Harry Press Stanford Daily Staff Award.
The $5,000 scholarship is designed to make it easier for Stanford Daily staff members to accept journalism internships. The award honors Harry Press, '39, a former Daily managing editor, longtime journalist and Stanford staff member.
During his time at the Daily, Setoodeh, a junior majoring in English, has served as a staff writer, features editor, news editor and a member of the paper's board of directors and its editorial board. He will be an intern this summer at U.S. News & World Report.
Applicants for the scholarship were screened by the staff of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists program and the Financial Aid Office.
Press was a reporter and editor for 20 years at the San Francisco News, News-Call Bulletin and the San Francisco Examiner. He came to Stanford in 1966 as associate editor of the Stanford News Service and editor of the Stanford Observer, a monthly newspaper for Stanford alumni. He retired from the News Service in 1986 and from the Knight Fellowships program, where he was managing director, in 1989. He lives in Palo Alto.