Warangkana Chomchuen, a production coordinator in NBC News’ Bangkok bureau, is the winner of the 2011 Wall Street Journal Asia Fellowship. The fellowship provides promising mid-career journalists from Asia the opportunity to participate in the three-semester master of arts program in Business and Economic Reporting at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Now in its eighth year, the fellowship is supported by the Dow Jones Foundation and NYU.
Chomchuen, who is from Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, has worked as a production coordinator in the Bangkok bureau of NBC News since 2007. Chomchuen has produced major news stories and a variety of features from the field for NBC’s Nightly News, the Today Show, and MSNBC.com. Among other high-profile assignments, she was involved in the live broadcast of the Today Show’s “Where in the World is Matt Lauer” in Laos in 2008; CNBC’s coverage of the G20 summit 2010 in Seoul; and the Today Show’s interview with Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar, in 2011.
Chomchuen graduated with honors in English from Chulalongkorn University and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 2006 to 2007.
The Wall Street Journal fellowship covers tuition and fees for two of the three semesters of the program, as well as a stipend for travel to New York and other expenses. Previous fellows have gone on to staff positions reporting on business and economics at The Wall Street Journal and other major news organizations in the U.S. and Asia.
For more on the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, go to http://journalism.nyu.edu/.
ABOUT DOW JONES
Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, Web sites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision-making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site, and its industry-leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they might be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets. The Dow Jones Local Media Group publishes community newspapers, Web sites and other products in six U.S. states. Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com).
ABOUT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
New York University, which was established in 1831, is one of the largest and most prestigious private research universities in the U.S. It has more international students than any other U.S. college or university. Through its 18 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, dentistry, education, nursing, business, social work, the cinematic and performing arts, public administration and policy, and continuing studies, among other areas.
Dow Jones & Company
Professor Stephen Solomon
Director, Business and Economic Reporting program at NYU