Conviction restored

by Akeem Glaspie
Somewhere between my time riding in a speedboat while covering the practice of a high school rowing team and almost being trampled by the Detroit Lions’ all-pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson, my desire to be a sports writer was reaffirmed.
Before I became a Chips Quinn Scholar this summer, I was a recent [...]

A CQS alum shares his work, life, outlook

Sonya Paclob (Spring 2013) and Ryan Blackwell (Summer 2005) each did their CQS internship at Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pa. Blackwell is a photographer for the paper, while Paclob has since become a multimedia producer at a sister paper, the York (Pa.) Daily Record. Paclob, a graduate of Ohio University, worked with Blackwell to create [...]

A note from John C. Quinn


A saved email exchange underscores a Scholar’s fondness for a mentor

Nealy Gihan (Summer 2000)
Manager, WellPoint Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.
“What does the air smell like?” I asked myself one summer afternoon 13 years ago as I sat on a bench outside the train station in Lincoln, Neb. “What do I hear?”
The next day, I’d be back at the station to ride a coal-fueled train for [...]

Colleagues offer tributes to Dick Thien

Dick Thien was the classic shirt sleeve editor who ran his newsroom for his staff and his newspaper for his readers – a first-class journalist of the old school, a great colleague and a loyal friend of the Chips Quinn Scholars.
John C. Quinn
CQS co-founder
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JCQ’s message reflects the sentiments of the entire CQS staff – past [...]

Dick Thien’s legacy: CQS alums describe his lasting influence on their careers and lives

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When I heard that Dick Thien had died, I wondered how a person whom I remember as being so vivacious, so energetic, so very present could be gone. But then I realized that he isn’t gone – at least not in spirit. He mentored so many journalism students and his influence was widespread and deep. [...]

Chipsters accept new challenges and reap recognition

Promotions:
Jesus Lopez, Jr. (Summer 2000) is a business editor for the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah. Previously he worked on the copy desk and as a reporter.
New hires:
Meena Thiruvengadam (Summer 2003) is a business channel manager with Digital First Media in New York City. She recently graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Hatzel [...]

What CQS Meant To Us

Sonya Paclob (Spring 2013) and Ryan Blackwell (Summer 2005) each did their CQS internship at Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pa. Blackwell is a photographer for the paper, while Paclob has since become a multimedia producer at a sister paper, the York (Pa.) Daily Record. Paclob, a graduate of Ohio University, created this video for her [...]

Being an American minority in Azerbaijan

by Chhun Sun
Once I arrived in Azerbaijan, it took me less than a week to think about going back to America.
After sitting jet lagged through a three-day orientation at a fancy hotel near the Caspian Sea, Peace Corps led our small group of would-be volunteers on a tour of Sumguyit — our training site city [...]

Q&A: Lanz Christian Bañes (CQS Spring 2009)

by Lauren Jow
CQS alum Lanz Christian Bañes
Age: 27
School: Webster University
Hometown: Walnut, Calif.
Chips Quinn internship: Spring 2009 at the Vallejo Times-Herald
Current job: Staff writer for the Vallejo Times-Herald
As a fifth grader, Lanz Christian Bañes stepped into a class about the Daily Planet thinking he was going to learn about Superman. He got hooked on journalism instead.
He [...]

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