Lisa Song (Spring 2010), with Elizabeth McGowan and David Hasemyer of InsideClimate News, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their “rigorous reports on flawed regulation of the nation’s oil pipelines, focusing on potential ecological dangers posed by diluted bitumen (or ‘dilbit’), a controversial form of oil,” according to the press release. Song [...]
by Zen Vuong
Old journalists are disgruntled journalists.
The statement isn’t true for all veteran reporters, but it is a truth generally acknowledged for those who have survived the once grand and profitable newspaper industry. It is true for photojournalists at the Los Angeles Daily News. They were once flown to Washington, D.C., for presidential events. It [...]
by Nicholas Creegan
When students are given the opportunity to be an intern at the company of their dreams, they have two options. They can sit back and let the summer pass them by while doing the bare minimum, or they can rise above mediocrity and propose novel story ideas.
I decided to be that rare intern, [...]
by Anna Gallegos
Sometimes it takes the best internship you’ve ever had to realize that what you’re doing is not what you want to do.
By spending my time as a reporter this summer at The Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, I realized that I wanted to return to copy editing.
Copy editing isn’t as glamorous as reporting. Superman was [...]
by Josh Morgan
Different State, Different “Normal”
Texas is very different from Arizona, where I attend school. I learned this quickly while working as a multimedia intern for the Victoria (Texas) Advocate. One early assignment was to cover a rededication of a statue that honored a Confederate soldier. Talk about culture shock. Men were dressed as [...]
I was grateful to have been assigned to cover my first music festival, Bonnaroo, in Manchester, Tenn., in June. I photographed some iconic figures and created a series on dreadlocks. I learned the importance of simplicity, unconventional brainstorming and being on time. This photograph of Ludacris wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t arrived 45 [...]
by Tiffany Williams
In 2010, I’d just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and was headed to graduate school in the fall. Although I would soon start my journey toward a master’s degree in journalism, I was questioning whether it was the right field for me. Would I be good enough? Should I concentrate on [...]
by Bertrand Teo
The Chips Quinn Scholars program revived my interest in visual storytelling.
In college, I pushed myself to learn about multimedia journalism. But writing for print is my first love, and the technical aspects of filming and editing video were stumbling blocks to my appreciation of the medium.
The multimedia training I received as part of [...]
by Katie Oyan
I was young, green and fresh out of college when I went through the Chips Quinn Scholars program in the spring of 2000. Orientation was held in San Francisco, which, by itself, was an exciting experience for a girl from Kadoka, S.D. I remember the all-star lineup of speakers and feeling lucky to be [...]
by Lanz Christian Bañes
I bought my first smartphone one week before I started my Chips Quinn Scholar experience in 2009 — and I’ve never regretted either.
I was naive back then, using my new phone to mess around with Facebook and play online chess, never realizing the potential journalism tool I had in my hand. But [...]