Saturday, June 15, 2013

Are you committing journalism this summer?

The Plumas Hall basement is empty this summer, but that doesn't mean Orionites have put away their smartphones and notebooks. An impressive number of staffers are putting their skills to work for media and other companies:

Next fall's managing editor, Quinn Western, is interning at the Fresno Bee where, she writes,"I'm a general assignment reporter for news, sports and features. I'm covering anything from double-murder trials to crazy Valley heat."

Opinion editor and new grad Carly Caumiant has been hired as an editorial assistant at Peninsula Publishing in Newport Beach. "Writing, editing, interviewing business builders, doing layout for six different national magazines."

Jenna Valdespino
Spring EIC Jenna Valdespino is working in magazines, too. She has a six-month paid internship with Via, the American Automobile Association's publication for Nevada, Utah and Northern California.

Annie Maize has taken her camera and sports reporting skills across town to KHSL-TV, where she started an internship this week covering sports.

Former Orion Sports Editor Allie Colosky is the news sports editor for the Lake County Leader in Polson, Mont.

Isaac Brambila, former opinion editor and sports reporter, landed a reporting job at the Lake County Record-Bee in Lakeport.

Samantha Youngman, whose last of many jobs at The Orion was multimedia editor, has been hired full-time at The Clorox Company in Oakland as a graphic designer.

Next fall's EIC Ben Mullin is one of several current and former Orionites at the Sacramento Bee. He's a reporting intern.

Spring grad Anthony Siino and last fall's EIC Kacey Gardner are both working on the Bee's copy desk. This is Kacey's second summer there as an editing intern.

Spring sports editor Trevor Platt's first job out of college is in Chico. He's working for Social High Rise. "We do Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Google+. After we get clients on board we create and run these pages for them so they can focus on what they are good at and we can focus what we are good at," he writes.

Features Editor Katrina Cameron also is in Chico, working as the Enterprise-Record's health care and higher education reporter.

Also at the E-R is last spring's web editor, Dan Reidel. He's the paper's new weekend reporter.

Juniper Rose is there, too, as a summer reporting intern. She'll be The Orion's photo editor next fall.

New grad Jen Moreno is a correspondent for the E-R.

Congratulations, everyone!

If you have a job or an internship this summer, I'd like to hear from you, too. Just add a comment below.

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