EIJ 2019: Covering the Trump Administration

How to cover the Trump Administration was the elephant in the room at this year’s conference, and it was being prodded at various angles by what seemed like every journalist there. How do we, as journalists, hold elected officials accountable? How do we do that without giving credibility to proven lies? How do we report …

EIJ 2019 Day 2: Communications for Social Change

On the second day of EIJ 2019 conference in San Antonio, “ Communications for Social Change” session took a different turn as it dove into journalists turned philanthropists. Panelists included Theola DeBose from JSkills, Kayce Ataiyero from the Joyce Foundation and Kristen Mack from the MacArthur Foundation. Both organizations, located in Chicago, have become dedicated …

EIJ 2019: Covering Climate

Climate change continues to prove that it is a pressing issue of our time: and one that is growing. That’s why, for me, the Climate Matters session was arguably one of the most important sessions at this years EIJ. The session was led by Bernadette Woods Placky, the Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Director at …

Internship Opportunities

Winter is a busy time for internship applications and resume submissions. As deadlines approach, here is a list of news organizations seeking interns within the next few months: WGN News: Spring/Summer http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ NBC5 & Telemundo: https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Internship_Opportunities_at_NBC_5_and_Telemundo_Chicago.html Modern Luxury: editorial intern https://www.modernluxury.com/careers WTTW: programming and production interns https://interactive.wttw.com/about/employment Chicago Sun-Times: Summer newsroom https://chicago.suntimes.com/newsroom-internships/ Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/about/chi-chicago-tribune-internships-20140811-story.html

EIJ Day 3: The Decline of International News Reporting in the U.S.

By Abby Yimer During the last day of EIJ, “The Decline of International News Reporting in the U.S.” began with Michael Gargiulo, an anchor at NBC 4 New York, speaking about his experience working as a reporter in Iraq and Kuwait. He spoke on the importance of making sure that we are focused on other …