This year, RTDNA awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships and fellowships at their 2019 Donor Gala.
Thirteen students and journalists received these awards for exemplary work in news media. This year’s winners covered topics including immigration, poverty, and politics. The selection process favored stories that showed hard work and dedication.
“You have to do the work,” Tony Betton Jr., one of the recipients, said. “If you do the work and don’t worry about getting a reward, you will be rewarded. People will recognize you.”
Betton was awarded the Carole Simpson scholarship, which recognizes the exceptional work of journalists of color.