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News Release

January 5, 2006

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James Bettinger, director, Knight Fellowships: (650) 725-1189, jimb@stanford.edu

Camille Ricketts named 2006 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern

Camille J. Ricketts, editor in chief of the Stanford Daily, has been chosen as the 2006 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern.

A senior majoring in history with a minor in creative writing, Ricketts will work in the London bureau of the Wall Street Journal this summer.

The internship was established to commemorate the work and ideals of Daniel Pearl, a Stanford alumni and Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002.

In an essay written as part of her application, Ricketts described her affinity for Pearl's work. "Daniel Pearl made it his mission to give many who were lost or unnoticed a recognizable face and a louder voice," she wrote. "Like Pearl, I strive to capture people's idiosyncrasies, while never losing site of their commonalities."

Ricketts has held previous journalism internships at the Washington bureau of Knight Ridder, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Stanford Magazine and The Almanac (Menlo Park). She is from Fremont, Calif.

A committee of Communication Department faculty members evaluated applicants for the internship. The final decision was made by the Wall Street Journal.

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