We are about six or seven months into the Journalism MA program, and it has been hard. We rely on each other a lot: to vent, brainstorm, and share each other’s excitement. Combined, we probably have thousands of rewrites, millions of pages of notes, hours of recorded interviews, and several empty bottles of wine.
But combined, we also have quite a portfolio. We have written about everything from tanning regulations to Chicago’s “no snitch” culture—and everything in between.
So today, I am proud to share with you a small collection of our work. For current students in the cohort, I hope this makes you proud. For future students, I hope this motivates you and validates your decision to join this wonderful and challenging program.
Former Pilsen Gang Member Works to Improve Community by Yvette Cruz, Twitter
Balancing Act: Acrobatics Coach Strives to Take Youth to New Heights by Andrea Watson, Twitter
And there is more where that came from! Everyone has had at least one story published, so make sure you follow me at @journalismMA because I try to tweet out everyone’s stories as they go live. I also linked to everyone’s individual Twitter, so go be inspired :)