by Andrea Beasley
Kelly Stewart joined Meetup.com, a social app and website that allows people to “self-organize” into groups based on interests and hobbies, as a way to get over his divorce in 2007.
The Tennessee native, who joined and now leads the Nashville hiking “meet-up” group, has since learned how to turn the largest network of [...]
by Valerie Smith
More than 6,000 people in Nashville, Tenn., are connecting with each other in the outdoors through a non-nature facilitator – a website focused on bringing people together who have similar interests.
Meetup.com is a social media app and website aimed at individuals who are seeking to meet others with the hope of building camaraderie, [...]
In this space, we showcase the multimedia projects created during orientation by the 17 Scholars in the Summer 2014 class. Most worked in pairs; their stories are appearing in nine installments.
Valerie Smith: Gone hiking: Music City residents use the Internet for outdoor activity
Andrea Beasley: An entrepreneur helps Nashville hikers connect online
BONGO JAVA ROASTING COMPANY
by Jordan Gonzalez
Tom Valentine, head roaster at Bongo Java Roasting Company in Nashville, Tennessee, never used to like coffee.
He hated the smell, taste and atmosphere of coffee shops, and he didn’t even walk into a Starbucks until he was 17.
Then Valentine started dating the coffee-loving woman who would become his wife and he had to [...]
by Monica Herndon
Nashville, Tennessee – Tucked away in an old warehouse district is the coffee-scented home of the city’s only certified organic coffee company, Bongo Java Roasting Co. The freshly roasted beans make a popping sound, almost like popcorn, as they cool before being packed.
At a time when the demand for locally grown and made [...]
by Adrian D. Garcia
Dave Martinez has been fostering my love of journalism and helping me to advance in the industry since my freshman orientation at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010. Dave’s official title for CU Boulder’s journalism and mass communication program is administrative assistant, but the many students he has taken under his [...]
by Brittny Mejia
In a city ranked in Forbes magazine’s list of the top 10 most dangerous, I found my home and what it means to be a journalist.
Forbes’ description of Oakland, Calif., states that its “high levels of poverty and proximity to drug corridors combine to generate lots of violence.” It says that the city [...]
by James Tensuan
Anybody who knows me knows that I love a good silhouette – and that I can be hardheaded when it comes to photographs.
I like my photos as dark as my coffee. And my highlights? I like to call those mid tones. One editor had to remind me that we’re printing on toilet paper, [...]
Adam Kealoha Causey (Spring 2006) is an assistant city editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he started a year ago as an enterprise and investigative reporter. He writes, “I’ll be the primary editor for our crime and courts coverage. I’ll also oversee a group of year-round interns who are University of Nevada, Las Vegas, [...]
This feature is meant for alums of the Chips Quinn Scholars program to periodically post updates, especially as our alum base grows and our Scholars scatter across the globe.
Harold Goodridge (Summer 1997) stands in front of the “Coverage Straight from the Heart” logo for the television station 13WMAZ in Macon, Georgia. Goodridge, who is [...]