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Brittney Andres ’08 Honored in the Inaugural UWire 100 Listing of Collegiate Journalists

Former editor for The Student Life Brittney Andres ’08 is being honored as part of the inaugural UWire 100, a new annual list recognizing top collegiate journalists from around the nation. The 100 journalists were chosen from more than 500 nominations submitted by fellow student journalists and instructors at 132 schools.

Andres, a Politics major, briefly worked for The Student Life during her freshman year, but really got involved when she became the Life & Style editor her senior year. “I loved being a managing editor,” says Andres, who developed, assigned and edited fashion, food, arts and lifestyle articles. “It’s really the kind of job for someone who’s detail-oriented, likes working with people and really cares about getting these great stories out there.”

Her fellow editors had high praise for Andres’ work as a journalist. “While her outstanding journalistic ability is obviously immensely important, it is also necessary to mention that one of Brittney’s most integral qualities to The Student Life is her ability to lead by example,” Editor-in-Chief Rylan Stewart ’10 told UWire. “By engendering a spirit of innovation in the office, Brittney increases our general expectations for writing and creativity.”

Andres plans to pursue a career as a managing editor at a newspaper or magazine focusing on hard news. She’s getting started on this track with a summer internship at Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco.

The Student Life is the oldest college newspaper in Southern California, and is student-written, managed and published weekly by the Associated Students of Pomona College. UWire is a syndication service for collegiate content; it recently relaunched UWire.com as a career networking community for aspiring journalists. You can view the entire UWire 100 list here.