Two DCU journalism students have been awarded the 2023 Veronica Guerin Washington
This scholarship was established by DCU’s School of Communications and Mediahuis
Ireland (formerly Independent News & Media) in memory of investigative journalist
Veronica Guerin who was murdered in 1996.
In 2022/23, the scholarship will allow two DCU journalism students to complete their work
experience placements in the United States.
The students will be based at the Washington Bureau of the Cronkite School of Journalism as
part of a global partnership arrangement between DCU and Arizona State University.
The scholarship is supported by the DCU Educational Trust and Mediahuis Ireland, and is
managed at DCU’s School of Communications by Prof. Kevin Rafter.
The two successful students are:
Erin and Liam will be based in Washington from May to August 2023. They will work at the
ASU Washington Bureau delivering digital and broadcast news content for Cronkite News, a
division of Arizona Public Broadcasting Service. They will working with US journalism
students in delivering a five-night a week news programme for Cronkite News.
Prof. Daire Keogh, DCU President, said:
“DCU is honoured to maintain the memory of
Veronica Guerin through our journalism scholarship initiative. I am very pleased that two of
our journalism students will have an extraordinary opportunity to undertake placements at the
Washington Bureau of the Cronkite School of Journalism. This is part of a unique partnership
between DCU and Arizona State University, and illustrates the global reach of DCU’s School
of Communications, which has been consistently recognised in international university
Cormac Bourke, Mediahuis Ireland Editor-in-Chief, said:
“Mediahuis Ireland is delighted to continue its association with the Veronica Guerin Scholarship at DCU and to see two journalism students getting this very exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the United States. Veronica Guerin was a fearless investigative reporter whose work as a
journalist, and commitment to press freedom, remains an inspiration for everyone working in
the Irish media.”