J-School Senior Audrey Thibert receives 2024 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award for International Reporting

J-School senior Audrey Thibert recently received an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award for her dedication to international reporting. This award is given to young journalists to gain experience in overseas reporting and will provide funding to allow her to pursue an international reporting project in the coming months.

“I think going into international reporting can be really difficult. The OPC continues to fund and encourage young reporters in a time when it’s a little bit more difficult. I was overwhelmed with joy when I won,” Thibert said.

Thibert is studying reporting and anthropology, with a certificate in Middle East Studies. Drawing inspiration from journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped and killed by ISIS in 2014, Thibert took to his person-first reporting style and knew she wanted to be an international reporter when she met him at only 9 years old.

“His style always stuck with me, you know, telling the story of the average person affected by bigger issues. That’s always something I keep in mind,” Thibert said.

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