Marquette student honored as NABJ Student Journalist of the Year

Marquette University senior Marissa Evans, founder and president of the university’s National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter, has been selected as NABJ’s 2013 Student Journalist of the Year.


The California native will graduate from Marquette this week with a journalism degree and minors in political science and entrepreneurship. NABJ will salute Evans as Student Journalist of the Year this summer at its 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando.

“I’m humbled and blessed to know that NABJ, an organization I love and care about so much, has faith in me and the work I’ve been striving to do as a young journalist,” Evans said. “I’m excited to continue serving the organization and hope to inspire the next generation of journalists coming behind me.”

In addition to starting Marquette’s NABJ chapter, Evans recently launched InHue magazine, an online news source focused on health issues primarily impacting African Americans, and headed the NABJ Midwest Journalism Summit in April.

She has also interned in newsrooms like The Washington Post, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Star Tribune and U-T San Diego.

After graduation, Evans plans to head to Seattle to complete a reporting internship on the metro desk of the Seattle Times.

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