America Media Announces 2019-2020 O’Hare Fellows

Isabelle Senechal, Ryan DiCorpo and Kevin JacksonIsabelle Senechal, Ryan DiCorpo and Kevin Jackson

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Rev. Matthew F. Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media, announced today the selection of three graduating seniors from U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities to serve as the 2019-20 Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellows. This year’s fellows are:

  • Ryan DiCorpo: graduating senior, Fordham University
  • Kevin Jackson: graduating senior, Georgetown University
  • Isabelle Senechal: graduating senior, Creighton University

O’Hare Fellows spend one year at America Media working on print, digital, audio and film projects while benefiting from mentoring and professional development opportunities. Fellows spend the year living at Fordham University Lincoln Center, where they can engage in a dynamic community in the heart of New York City, the media capital of the world.

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“This is a highly competitive program and unique opportunity for graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in journalism,” said Matt Malone, S.J., “and we are proud to continue offering this opportunity by welcoming Ryan, Kevin and Isabelle to become a part of the America team.”

The O’Hare Fellowship is a program of America Media, co-sponsored by Fordham University. The fellowship is named in honor of Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., who served as editor in chief of America (1975-84) and president of Fordham University (1984-2003).

The Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Postgraduate Media Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of William J. Loschert, of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Class of 1961, and a member of America Media’s board of directors.

About the 2019 O’Hare Fellows

Ryan Di Corpo, born in Massachusetts, graduated from Fordham University with a major in film and television and a minor in journalism. He is former culture editor of The Fordham Ram. He has conducted interviews with a number of filmmakers, journalists and political figures, including the Academy Award-winning documentarian Frederick Wiseman and the Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom, Jr. In addition to his love of movies — and personal collection of over 800 films — Di Corpo is also dedicated to the promotion of nonviolent Catholic activism. He helped establish the Berrigan Forum on Nonviolence, a student-run Campus Ministry organization at Fordham, in 2017. 

Kevin Jackson, originally from Atlanta, Ga., will graduate this year from Georgetown University, where he has studied theology and economics. His college experience has been highlighted by his work with Georgetown's Catholic Ministry, where he has served as a videographer for various programs and as a student coordinator for small faith-sharing groups. Kevin has spent his past two summers exploring the media industry through internships with Fox News and ESPN. He is also a captain of the Georgetown Varsity Men's Golf Team and enjoys nothing more than summer evenings on the golf course.

Isabelle Senechal is a senior graduating from Creighton University with a B.A. in journalism, English and French. She is a journalist, poet and documentary filmmaker with an unbridled enthusiasm for storytelling and social justice. During her undergraduate years, Isabelle worked as a news reporter for the Creightonian, an intern for the Nebraska Writers Collective, and lead story designer for Creighton’s Backpack Journalism program. She also served as president of the Panhellenic Council and founded Courage Club, a student organization against sex trafficking. As a writer and activist, Isabelle aspires to share others’ stories and provide a voice for the voiceless.

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