Marshall Scholar

18 December 2018

Klaudia Jaźwińska
Image credit: Christa Neu, Lehigh University

One of the USA’s brightest students is forging a career in journalism through a masters at Cardiff University.

Klaudia Jaźwińska is one of 43 recipients of the 2018 Marshall Scholarship who have taken up courses at institutions around the UK. She has chosen to study an MSc in Computational and Data Journalism.

She said: “Ethical, quality journalism, which addresses the real issues that affect people, has never been more important. Nowhere else in the UK is offering a course that gives such practical and relevant skills to investigative journalists.

“I am gaining invaluable tools which will allow me to interpret and question the increasing amount of information that is being collected via digital means.”

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. The scholarship allows them to undertake two years' graduate study at the institutions of their choice. It is one of the highest honours a US undergraduate can receive, and many of the students go on to become future leaders or hold positions of high office in the USA.

The scholarships are highly competitive and prestigious, with winners mainly selecting the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge and London institutions for their course of study.

Klaudia previously studied a BA in Global Studies and Journalism, at Lehigh University in the US, and served as editor-in-chief at her university newspaper.

“I feel immensely proud to have gained this scholarship,” said Klaudia, who will spend this year in Cardiff before applying for another year’s study elsewhere in the UK. “I want to use my knowledge and experience to shine a light on the many inequalities in the world. The best journalism gives a voice to those that aren’t being heard and I intend to do all I can to contribute to this cause.”