Butler journalism major Olivia Ingle will serve as a reporter on the staff of The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper that will cover the Excellence in Journalism 2011 national conference in New Orleans Sept. 24-27. The team of 12 collegiate journalists will cover newsgathering, photography and design. The paper’s advisors are all media professionals.

The Society for Professional Journalists, a conference sponsor, underwrites the staff internships. Ingle is the only representative of a Hoosier college or university selected for the Working Press staff.

A rising senior from Holland, Ind., Ingle served as multimedia editor for the Butler student newspaper The Collegian in spring 2011, and assistant news editor in 2009-10. She will be its online managing editor in the 2011-12 academic year.

In fall 2010, she interned in the research department of National Geographic magazine, while participating in Butler’s Washington Learning Program, a semester-long credit program in the nation’s capital. “I fact checked stories for print, online and iPad edition, even a couple of television scripts,” Ingle said.

In summer 2010, she was a news intern at The Herald, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Ind. Ingle is minoring in electronic journalism and German.

Media contact: Mary Ellen Stephenson(317) 940-6944mestephe@butler.edu