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NMSU journalism professor to cover Washington, D.C. for USA Today

Sterling Trantham, an assistant professor of journalism at New Mexico State University, has received a Knight Foundation Fellowship through the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

The fellowship will take Trantham to Reston, Va., where he will work as a photographer for Gannett News Service and USA Today. Gannett News Service provides photography for about 140 newspapers around the country including the El Paso Times. He also will work with an enterprise reporter, allowing him to travel throughout the nation.

Trantham received one of 20 internships after submitting a proposal and portfolio. Included in the portfolio were photos from his recent work in the highlands of Guatemala, where he photographed religious ceremonies.

He received his bachelor's of individualized studies in 1979, his bachelor's of arts in 1990, his master of fine arts in 1998, all from NMSU. Trantham has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Los Angles Times, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and other publications.

The Knight Foundation Fellowships are designed to reach out to university professors to ensure they are current in their fields.

Maria C. Lucero
Jan. 31, 2001