Joining a family of journalists

by Ricardo Lopez
I couldn’t have been more nervous or terrified before I went to my first internship in the summer of 2008. Any more nervous and I would have started hyperventilating, I’m sure.
I was 18, fresh out of my first year of college, and I looked forward to the Chips Quinn orientation in Washington, [...]

Her one and only

by Elida S. Perez
When I showed up at orientation for my summer internship with the Chips Quinn Scholars program, I was among the last in the group to arrive. Dinner had been served and we were moments way from introductions. I felt a little like a deer in the headlights. But once the panic [...]

Through the changes: gratitude

By Nate Delesline III
Even five years after my Chips Quinn internship ended, I still remember the verbal and non-verbal expressions of appreciation each morning as I arrived at The Dispatch in Lexington, N.C. That’s my most enduring memory from my internship experience.
That newsroom was, and still is, a small operation, staffed by competent, [...]

Summer 2006

2006 Headlines:
• Moussaoui Sentenced to Life Imprisonment For Role in September 11 Conspiracy; Death Sentence Rejected (May 3, 2006)
• Sudanese Government, Darfur Rebel Faction Reach Peace Deal; Smaller Rebel Factions Refuse to Sign (May 5, 2006)
• National Security Agency Reported to Collect Huge Database of Domestic Telephone Calls (May 11, 2006)
• Iraqi Parliament Approves [...]

Q&A with Virgil Dickson

Q: Describe the young man who showed up at CQS orientation in Summer 2006.
A: I remember being so thankful to have been accepted into the Chips Quinn Scholars program and also being nervous about it being the first step to interning at a major daily newspaper. I was happy to meet fellow Scholar Francisco Vara-Orta, [...]

Thanking CQS for professional and personal growth

by Nicole Norfleet
Q: How did becoming a Chips Quinn Scholar shape your life?
A: It’s been more than a year since I arrived at CQS orientation in Nashville, Tenn., excited but not exactly sure what I was getting myself into. I didn’t understand how big of a deal the Chips Quinn Scholars program was when [...]

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