By MAYA MOORE, UConn Journalism December 14, 2019 Not all incidents of racism that have occurred at the University of Connecticut are as bold as screaming the N‑word in a parking lot. Although the latter inspired an impassioned response from the UConn student body, the “audacious moments” that take place behind the scenes were equally asContinue reading “Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn”
By Katie Moloney, UConn Journalism December 14, 2019 Everyone is different. Everyone has things about them that make them unique and see the world differently. My difference is a little more obvious. I was born without my left hand. To this day, doctors still aren’t quite sure why. Growing up, I was very self-conscious about my hand.Continue reading “One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences”
There’s momentum in Connecticut to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Connecticut’s brand new governor, Ned Lamont, has made legalization a priority for his administration. It’s far from a done deal though. The change requires legislative approval. And there are plenty of groups in Connecticut opposed to the idea, citing concerns about people driving under the influence, youth substanceContinue reading “Behind the Stories: How To Cover Cannabis”
Teresa (LaBarbera) Dufour has held most jobs in a broadcast newsroom: reporter, producer, anchor and host. Dufour says each of her job experiences, beginning from when she was still a journalism student at the University of Connecticut, were invaluable steps leading her to the next opportunity.
Alex Martin is the social engagement manager at Silicon Valley Business Journal. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science.
By Melisa Fink, UConn Journalism February 12, 2014 After landing competitive internships at both The Hartford Courant and Los Angeles Times while still a student at the University of Connecticut, David Ushery recognized his calling in the news business. Ushery is now an Emmy-award winning news anchor at one of the leading news stations in NewContinue reading “Catching up with Award-Winning NYC Broadcast Journalist David Ushery ’89″
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’sContinue reading “CT Law Tribune Web Editor Karen Ali (’88) Recalls Her ‘Sudden Death’ Lucky Break”
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 hisContinue reading “ESPN.com’s Justin Verrier ’09: ‘You’ll never be more valuable than you are right now’”
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 aboutContinue reading “An Interview with Talent Booker, Writer and UConn Alumna Ashley Papa ’05”
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,Continue reading “A Conversation with Hartford Business Journal Editor Greg Bordonaro ’08”