Interactive media student named Quinnipiac's first Hearst fellow

Headshot of Lee Colon


ee Colon '19, MS '20, a graduate student in the interactive media communications program, recently became Quinnipiac’s first student to receive a fellowship award from the Hearst Corporation.

The fellowship, which focuses on multimedia journalism, consists of two 12-month rotations at Hearst’s top metro papers. The program has produced dozens of successful journalists now working at Hearst newspapers and other top media organizations around the country.

“The Hearst Fellowship is an incredible program that will allow me to grow as a journalist,” said Colon, whose first assignment is with the Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

Chris Roush, dean of the School of Communications, said, “The Hearst Fellowship is one of the most prestigious post-graduate programs for journalism students in the country. It’s incredibly impressive that Lee has been awarded this opportunity, and it shows the strength and quality of our journalism program.”

Colon earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from Quinnipiac in 2019 and is scheduled to complete her master’s degree in 2020.