WJI Buzz - Won, Alsdurf

May 15, 2012

Christine Won ('06) has been awarded a $50,000 full-time Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship from the Phillips Foundation in Washington, D.C., to work on her book project “North Korea: A Better Understanding.”

Won covers city government at The Journal Times in Racine, Wis. She won the 2012 Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Open Records/FOI Award as well as the Open Records Scoop of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council in 2011. She has interned at the Orange County Register, theDaily Southtown and was a 2008 Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star.

Won graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism in 2008. Won was a member of World Journalism Institute's Urbana Today newspaper project in 2006 and was selected to participate in the 2011 WJI Top Grad conference in Washington, D.C. She can be reached at won.j.christine@gmail.com.

Phyllis Alsdurf ('05, '07) wrote her debut picture book called It's Milking Time (Random House Children’s Books). Alsdurf teaches writing at Bethel University and has brought her students to WJI conferences for Hispanic journalists ('05) and minority journalists ('07). Her website is www.phyllisalsdurf.com, and she can be reached at p-alsdurf@bethel.edu.

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