4 WNA Foundation interns join Wisconsin newspapers

Four Wisconsin newspapers will receive stipends from the WNA Foundation to help support a summer internship. The 2018 WNAF interns are:

Valders Journal

Emma Dill

Emma Dill

Emma Dill, a Manitowoc native, will join The Valders Journal for the summer. Dill’s internship helps fill a staffing gap while the newspaper’s full-time reporter Todd Bergmann is out on extended medical leave. Dill will be a junior this fall at the University of Minnesota, where she is majoring in journalism and political science. So far, Dill’s reporting has included the school district’s lower-than-expected bond interest rate, a water main break and the Valders High School graduation.

Lake Geneva Regional News

Mara Matovich

Mara Matovich

Mara Matovich, a UW-Madison journalism student expected to graduate in May 2019, joined the Lake Geneva Regional News. Matovich serves as a photographer for the Daily Cardinal student newspaper, is a student leader for the Associated Students of Madison, and is an intern for both the Affirmative Action Student Professional in Residence program and the Wisconsin Idea Seminar. Her first byline in the Regional News announced the debate of Democratic Congressional candidates Randy Bryce and Cathy Myers.

(West Bend) Daily News

Nikki Brahm

Nikki Brahm

Nikki Brahm, who in the fall will be a senior at UW-Oshkosh, where she is majoring in journalism and public relations, has joined the (West Bend) Daily News. Over the last few weeks, Brahm has reported on new businesses, economic development and the court sentencing of a Milwaukee man who led a police chase. Brahm serves as a features and news reporter for UW-Oshkosh’s student newspaper, the Advance-Titan.

RiverTown Multimedia

Rachel Helgeson

Rachel Helgeson

Rachel Helgeson, a UW-Eau Claire journalism student expected to graduate this winter, will begin an internship with RiverTown Multimedia in July. Helgeson is also an intern for the Chippewa Valley Post Online, a blogger for Visit Eau Claire and Rakbo and a staff writer for The Spectator student newspaper.