RADNOR, Pa. (May 27, 2008) – North Plainfield resident and Cabrini College graduate Amanda Finnegan '08 has been named one of the top 100 collegiate journalists in the nation by UWIRE, an organization for college student media. More than 500 journalists at 132 colleges and universities were nominated for UWIRE's inaugural selection.
Finnegan, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communication, currently serves as a staff writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, assisting in print and online content. In 2007, she completed internships at the Inquirer and the Washington Post, and earned nine credits from the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University.
As a junior, Finnegan served as editor-in-chief in 2006-07 of the Loquitur, Cabrini's award-winning, weekly student-run newspaper. Under her leadership, the Loquitur received the 2007 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, the highest honor given to a college newspaper. She also helped the Loquitur earn second place for overall excellence in newspapers in the Society of Collegiate Journalists national competition.
Finnegan was president of Cabrini's chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists, a recipient of the Philadelphia Advertising Club Scholarship, and a member of the National Honor Society for Collegiate Mass Communications, the Cabrini College Honor Society, and the Catholic Relief Services Student Media Network. She also was named to the 2008 Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Founded in 1994, UWIRE is a community driven service devoted to the needs of student journalists, and is operated by CBS College Sports Network, a CBS Company. UWIRE identifies and promotes the brightest collegiate content creators and delivers their work to a larger audience through their syndication service, which distributes more than 2,500 news articles each week to a variety of national content partners, including CBS News, the New York Times, Billboard and U.S. News and World Report.