COLLEGE PARK (5/2/19) — Washington Post reporter Chelsea Janes and senior Daniel Oyefusi will speak during the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism‘s commencement ceremony this month.

Janes and Oyefusi will address Merrill College faculty, staff and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students May 23 at 10 a.m. in Ritchie Coliseum. The campus-wide commencement ceremony will be held May 24 in Xfinity Center.

Janes, now covering the 2020 presidential campaign, spent the previous four years as The Post‘s Washington Nationals beat reporter.

Before joining the newspaper in 2014, she interned for USA TODAY and the San Francisco Chronicle and covered the San Diego Padres for

She holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s from Yale University.

Janes was selected as speaker by a committee of Merrill College seniors.

Oyefusi was selected in a vote of fellow graduating students. He’s a multiplatform journalism major with a minor in law and society.

This semester, he covered the Maryland General Assembly for Capital News Service, the college’s nonprofit news organization with bureaus and news teams in Annapolis, Baltimore, College Park and Washington.

Oyefusi has also reported on Maryland football for The Left Bench and worked as a freelance high school sports reporter for The Washington Post.

He’s been president of the Maryland Association of Black Journalists, co-editor-in-chief of The Black Explosion newspaper and vice president of media and web content for the university’s Sports Business Society.

Oyefusi has interned with Terp Magazine, TMZ and The Sports Capitol.

After graduation, he’ll intern at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee, as a member of the Sports Journalism Institute Class of 2019.

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Alexander A. Pyles