The following are selected clips from when I interned at the Chicago Sun-Times. Even though I completed this internship as a junior in high school, it was paid, and I was able to report and write my own stories. Here are a few.
It's 10 a.m. and puggle siblings Gracie and Gus trot from the back gates of the Bark Chicago dog day-care facility to the play area where Bark owner Jennifer Schillings stands guard. The two puggles are followed by Max the English mastiff, Wrigley the labradoodle, Kyan the husky and the dozen or so others that pile from the company's drop-off van.
Like a plastic bag being blown down an avenue by the gusty winds of Chicago, many things in our world, even parts of our own bodies and personalities, are so commonplace that we tend to forget about them.
"Lights, camera, action" -- three words that the 14 high school students participating in the Summer Production Mentorship Program will hear over and over again this week.
I specialize in using digital and print media to communicate with mass audiences.
I earned a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2013. My focus was interactive publishing.
I am currently the data visualization reporter at Eater. My mission is to use my skill set to help a forward-thinking news media organization succeed in the modern age.