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Stanford Report, April 26, 2000

Juliana Liu wins first Harry Press/Lorry Lokey Stanford Daily Staff Award

Juliana Liu, a world and nation editor at the Stanford Daily, has won the first Harry Press/Lorry Lokey Stanford Daily Staff Award.

The $2,000 scholarship is designed to make it easier for Stanford Daily staff members to accept newspaper internships. The award honors Harry Press, '39, a former Daily managing editor, longtime journalist and Stanford staff member, and is the result of a gift given by Lorry Lokey, '49, former Daily editor and now general manager and president of Business Wire.

Liu is majoring in international relations and economics. In addition to her work at the Daily, she is an intern at CNET.com in San Francisco. She aspires to be a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper or broadcast organization. This summer she plans to do research in China for her honors thesis as well as write for an English-language newspaper in Beijing.

Applicants for the scholarship were screened by a committee of John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellows, who are outstanding journalists studying for a year at Stanford. The finalists were then evaluated by the Financial Aid Office.

Press was a reporter and editor 20 years at the San Francisco News, News-Call Bulletin and 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 Fellowship program, where he was managing director, in 1989. He lives in Palo Alto.

Lokey entered Stanford in 1944, was drafted at the end of his freshman year and sent to Japan just as World War II was ending. While in the U.S. Army he was features editor for Stars and Stripes. After coming back to Stanford in 1947, he devoted much of his time to working on the Stanford Daily. He was named editor of the Daily in 1949.

In 1961, Lokey started Business Wire to capitalize on the fact that corporations wanted more immediate and broader distribution of their mandatory quarterly and annual financial reports. Business Wire is based in San Francisco. SR