Thursday, January 28, 2021

Andrea Halland-Arms Awarded ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship for 2021


Congrats to University of Montana student Andrea Halland-Arms on winning the 2021 Bill Walsh Scholarship. She is the online and print supervising editor of the Montana Kaiminis, which has been the university's student-run newspaper since 1898. In addition, she is a social media intern for Waldorf Publishing. 

My late brother Bill’s love of language lives on through outstanding young editors like her. Although the pandemic makes holding an in-person ACES conference impossible this year, our excitement for our winner is as strong as ever. xo

From a release:

Andrea Halland-Arms, a University of Montana student with a double major in journalism and English literature, is the fourth annual winner of the $3,500 Bill Walsh Scholarship, named for the late author of three books and editor of news at The Washington Post. 
After winning the Walsh Scholarship, which goes to a student who aspires to a career of editing news, Halland-Arms said: “Ever since middle school, I have wanted to be an editor, specifically a book editor, at first. When I got to college, I decided to study journalism because I read that many people in the publishing field have degrees in journalism. I fell in love with the program and editing journalistic writing … and I hope to continue work as a copy editor after I graduate. 
Finalists for the 2021 scholarship had to write a solution for a newsroom deadline dilemma, correct a news lead, write short summaries for a variety of news reports, take a timed editing test and write briefly regarding the worst thing a news copy editor can do. 
The worst, Halland-Arms wrote, is to “allow a factual inaccuracy or a misspelled name to be published.” Doing so would “demonstrate that the copy editor does not have a passion for delivering accurate news to their community.” 
Support for the Walsh Scholarship comes from donations from the Walsh family, members of ACES: The Society for Editing, and other contributors. The scholarship competition is administered by the ACES Education Fund, of which Bill Walsh was a board member.

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