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 [...]
Nealy Gihan (Summer 2000)
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
JCQ’s message reflects the sentiments of the entire CQS staff – past [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
by Lauren Jow
CQS alum Lanz Christian Bañes
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.
by Akeem Glaspie
When sisters Norma Paz and Irma Paz-Bernstein decided to bring a traditional Mexican treat to Nashville, they settled on a frozen snack with a unique taste – las paletas.
Paletas are similar to a Popsicle but are made with fresh fruits or vegetables. Since opening their business, Las Paletas, in the 12 South [...]
From cupcake baking to violin making, the Summer 2013 class of Chips Quinn Scholars captured snippets of daily life in Nashville, Tenn., as part of their multimedia training in May. Working in pairs, the mobile journalists reported their stories using new tools and old: apps and smartphones and pen and paper. Their work appears below.
by James Tensuan
The workplace of Dustin Williams is lined with instruments belonging to famous musicians and waiting to be repaired. Stringed instruments in need of care have been making their way into Williams Fine Violins on 17th Avenue in Nashville, Tenn., for nine years.
Williams’ client list ranges from country stars to music schools, and [...]