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 [...]
Check out photos of some of the Chipsters and friends who attended the 2012 convention of the National Association of Black Journalists in New Orleans June 20-24.
The Freedom Forum Diversity Institute’s career-fair booth at the National Association of Black Journalists 2012 convention in New Orleans June 21-24.
Chips Quinn Scholars Program Director Karen Catone with Merv [...]
(Photos by Tiffany Williams, Summer 2010)
by An Rong Xu
Growing up in New York City, I had never experienced life outside of the metropolis. When given the opportunity to participate in a photojournalism internship in Rochester, N.Y. in 2011, I saw it as my chance to experience life elsewhere and see America.
My initial response to Rochester was one of intrigue as [...]
Happy 20th birthday to the Chips Quinn Scholars program! We’re celebrating this milestone year by publishing special contributions from each class of Scholars throughout 2011. We invite Chipsters everywhere to share their thoughts on what the program has meant to them. E-mail Michelle Hedenskoog for guidelines.
John Quinn, co-founder of the Chips Quinn Scholars [...]
by Augusta Liddic
I left Springfield, Mo., on May 22, 2011, to return to Texas after completing my internship at the Springfield News-Leader. The weather seemed odd as I drove through Joplin.
I learned the next day that an EF-5 tornado struck the city only hours after I had passed through. That same day, I received a [...]
By Ryan Balbuena
Chhun Sun and I embarked on a massive road trip in July from Manteca, Calif., to San Diego to attend Comic-Con International, the annual pop culture fest.
It a nutshell it was one car, two guys, four days, four cities, six Chipsters (all Summer 2005) and over 1,500 miles.
Chhun and I dubbed the adventure [...]
Summer 1997 Scholar Soljane Martinez-Quiles (center) with John C. Quinn and the late Loie Quinn at the rooftop of the Freedom Forum building in Arlington, Va., during the 1997 orientation.
Chips Quinn Scholars interning at FLORIDA TODAY in Melbourne, Fla., during a visit to NASA’s press accreditation office. They are, from left, Erin Crandall, Soljane Martinez, [...]
By Meena Thiruvengadam, CQS ‘03
We came by train, bus and car, and a Chips Quinn tote bag hanging from a mailbox in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., told us we were home.
More than a dozen Chipsters spanning the years gathered at Chips Quinn Scholars Program Director Karen Catone’s home in Reston, Va., last Saturday to [...]