MIAMI, FLORIDA — SPJ Florida is proud to announce the first-place winner of the 2017 SPJ Florida College Scholarship, Andrea Cornejo!
A senior at the University of Florida, Cornejo, 21, is studying photojournalism and has worked as a staff photographer and videographer at the Gainesville Sun since October 2016. She also serves as a freelance editor at The New York Times Editing Center. She was also a finalist for College Journalist of the Year at the 2017 Sunshine State Awards.
The judges were impressed with Cornejo’s portfolio, which included a photo essay following the journey of a pregnant homeless woman, traveling to Cuba to report on water quality, and a multimedia project on the controversial Sabal Trail in Florida.
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