Category: News

CT Law Tribune Web Editor Karen Ali (’88) Recalls Her ‘Sudden Death’ Lucky Break

CT Law Tribune Web Editor Karen Ali (’88) Recalls Her ‘Sudden Death’ Lucky Break

Karen Ali, a 1988 Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut grad­u­ate, dis­cov­ered her pas­sion for jour­nal­ism while writ­ing for The Dai­ly Cam­pus. Ever since, she has immersed her­self in the jour­nal­ism world. After stints at the Water­bury Repub­­li­­can-Amer­i­­can, The (Dan­bury) News-Times and Patch.com, Ali now works for the Con­necti­cut Law Tri­bune in Hart­ford.  As the CT Law Tri­bune’s…

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ESPN.com’s Justin Verrier ’09: ‘You’ll never be more valuable than you are right now’

ESPN.com’s Justin Verrier ’09: ‘You’ll never be more valuable than you are right now’

Justin Ver­ri­er grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut in 2009 with a dou­ble major in Jour­nal­ism and Eng­lish. He cur­rent­ly serves as the con­tribut­ing NBA edi­tor for ESPN.com. Ver­ri­er is respon­si­ble for orga­niz­ing the Nation­al Bas­ket­ball Asso­ci­a­tion edi­to­r­i­al con­tent on the sports web­site while also con­tribut­ing to blogs, columns and fea­tures. In the Q&A below, he talks about his…

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An Interview with Talent Booker, Writer and UConn Alumna Ashley Papa ’05

An Interview with Talent Booker, Writer and UConn Alumna Ashley Papa ’05

Ash­ley Papa works as the guest seg­ment pro­duc­er for “The Real Sto­ry with Gretchen Carl­son.” The live news show on at Fox News Chan­nel cov­ers top­ics rang­ing from gen­er­al news to inves­tiga­tive report­ing to pol­i­tics. Papa books the var­i­ous tal­ents for on air com­men­tary and does all the pre-inter­views with the guests. Papa also writes about…

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A Conversation with Hartford Business Journal Editor Greg Bordonaro ’08

A Conversation with Hartford Business Journal Editor Greg Bordonaro ’08

Greg Bor­donaro land­ed the top edi­to­r­i­al job at the Hart­ford Busi­ness Jour­nal in June 2013. Bor­donaro is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut who earned his degree in Jour­nal­ism and His­to­ry in 2008. In his role as edi­tor, he over­sees the Hart­ford Busi­ness Jour­nal’s award-win­n­ing week­ly busi­­ness-to-busi­­ness news­pa­per, web­site and spe­cial sec­tions. Found­ed in 1992,…

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7 Questions with Caitlin Emma ’11, Politico Pro Education Reporter

7 Questions with Caitlin Emma ’11, Politico Pro Education Reporter

As an edu­ca­tion reporter at Politi­co Pro, Caitlin Emma gets to feed her pas­sion for Wash­ing­ton D.C. pol­i­tics and pol­i­cy. Emma, who grad­u­at­ed from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut in 2011 with degrees in jour­nal­ism and polit­i­cal sci­ence, cred­its her UConn pro­fes­sors with nur­tur­ing her inter­est in pol­i­tics and sto­ry­telling, and real­ly push­ing her toward her…

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Two Pulitzer Prize Winners Join UConn Journalism Faculty

Two Pulitzer Prize Winners Join UConn Journalism Faculty

Two new fac­ul­ty mem­bers join the UConn Jour­nal­ism Depart­ment fac­ul­ty for the 2013–14 school year. They are Steven G. Smith and Mike Stan­ton. Steven G. Smith is a  Pulitzer-Prize win­ning pho­tog­ra­ph­er from Col­orado. Smith won the Pulitzer as part of a group award for break­ing news pho­tog­ra­phy of wild­fires, Rocky Moun­tain News, 2003. Smith received an…

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Expressing our gratitude

Expressing our gratitude

The UConn Jour­nal­ism Depart­ment would like to thank the many guest speak­ers who took the time to trav­el to Storrs and speak to our stu­dents dur­ing the 2012–2013 school year. They are: Dan Bar­ry, colum­nist, New York Times Elis­sa Bass, senior region­al edi­tor, Patch.com Stephen Buse­mey­er, break­ing news edi­tor, Hart­ford Courant Jeff Cohen, reporter, WNPR Hart­ford Sean…

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