Dusica Sue Malesevic is a first generation American, one of five children born to parents of Serbian descent who emigrated from the former Yugoslavia. Born and raised in suburban Cleveland, Malesevic has been interested in journalism since middle school when she worked on the school paper, The Centerfold. By high school, she had become the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Lantern. After graduating from Ohio University with degrees in journalism and French, Malesevic won two fellowships and interned at the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia and the Associated Press in Paris, then as assistant East Asia editor for the online news website Asia Times (Thailand). Malesevic is excited to be at Columbia Journalism School, where she hopes to sharpen her investigative, research and technological skills to write longer in-depth pieces.
Lindsey Wagner attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with honors in May 2010 with a degree in journalism. During her last semester of college, she was accepted into an intensive, five-week journalism program in Los Angeles concentrating on entertainment journalism. There, she was able to work closely with top journalists and focus on new media. Upon her return to Chicago, she interned under CBS's Pam Zekman in the Investigative Unit. It was at CBS that Wagner found her niche: investigative journalism. During her internship, she worked closely with the investigative team on a story that would be aired during sweeps. She has come to Columbia to learn from Pulitzer Prize winners and use that as a platform to launch her own career in journalism. Int he future, she hopes that the combination of her experience and skills will land her a position at a top news media outlet. She wants to win her own award one day for an investigative piece that truly makes an impact.