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Former UC student fulfills her love of journalism at local news...

July 26, 2021

By Nailah Edwards From the age of 15, Meghan Goth knew she wanted to pursue a career in journalism. She was inspired by the creative writing and journalism classes she took during middle school and high school in Denver, Colorado with teacher Elektra Greer. “(She) did a fantastic job of fostering my love of writing,” Goth said. Goth is now the senior manager of the enterprise/investigative team of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, where she manages the I-Team and enterprise reporters. Goth and her family moved to Cincinnati when she was 16. She returned to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder, but she decided to finish her degree at the University of Cincinnati, where she studied journalism and minored in French in the College of Arts & Sciences.

UC photojournalism grad receives regional recognition

July 19, 2021

During Emily Maxwell’s fourth year studying English at the University of Cincinnati, she had an epiphany. After taking a course in journalism, she changed her major and didn’t look back, becoming the first student to graduate from UC with a concentration in photojournalism. Now an award-winning visual journalist with multiple Emmys to her credit, Maxwell is known for her documentary work on poverty, public housing, environmental issues and wildlife conservation. Maxwell credits the journalism program in the College of Arts and Sciences for teaching students how to do a little bit of everything in a journalism career. Students enrolled in the program were strongly encouraged to land internships at local news outlets and to contribute to UC’s student-run publication, The News Record, a training ground for UC journalists for more than 100 years.

Former athlete, UC alum determined to make lasting impact in...

July 2, 2021

By Jason Szelest From a young age, Keith Jenkins loved to write. He remembers in kindergarten, while other children would play with blocks and Legos, he would sit at a writing table, working on his penmanship. Before his teenage years, Jenkins had already begun to stand out as a writer, winning an essay contest in the sixth grade. “The first-, second- and third-place winners got to read their essays in front of the whole school,” Jenkins said. “I was hyped to read mine when the other two winners were so nervous. That’s when I really knew I loved to write, and I loved to speak.” Jenkins went on to major in journalism in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and become editor in chief of The News Record, UC’s student-run media organization. Today, he is a sports reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, where he covers UC athletics. But journalism was not the first career choice for Jenkins. His father played professional football, and his own accomplishments on the gridiron at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati led to a football scholarship at the University of Toledo.

UC alumna rises from intern to editor of CityBeat

June 16, 2021

By Olive Collins Niesz Maija Zummo has lived the dream of every journalism student: She rose in the ranks of the publication that gave her a start as an intern to become its editor-in-chief. Since she graduated in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in journalism, Zummo has become one of the best-known voices in Cincinnati journalism as editor-in-chief of Cincinnati’s alt-weekly publication, CityBeat. “Maija arrived at UC with a virtual suitcase full of skills, the creativity of polished poet, and the gumption and confidence to go after her dreams,” says Jenny Wohlfarth, UC educator journalism professor. Studying journalism wasn’t part of Zummo’s plans when she enrolled at UC. She intended to study Classics for her undergraduate degree and attend veterinary school for her graduate degree. Then she took a newswriting and reporting course and promptly fell in love with journalism.

 UC grad finds niche in data journalism at Fortune magazine

May 26, 2021

 By Rebecca Schweitzer    [COPY] “I love new challenges,” said Lance Lambert, a 2014 Arts & Sciences Journalism and Economics graduate from the University of Cincinnati. From his time at A&S, Lambert has held positions at five companies in the fast-growing field of data journalism. As of February, Lambert had risen through the ranks at Fortune Magazine to be named Analytics Editor and Editorial Director of Fortune Magazine. Data journalism is an ever-growing sector of journalism that focuses on the collection of reader data and the use of infographics to convey story topics to these readers. By the use of data journalism, writers can include more factual and statistical information in stories. Lambert began working for Fortune Magazine in 2019 as an Associate Data Editor. He has since earned two promotions, first to Analytics Editor after founding Fortune Analytics, a data newsletter. His second and most recent promotion has been to Editorial Director of Fortune Education.

Senior reporter at Cincinnati Business Courier credits A&S for...

May 14, 2021

By Haley Parnell [INTERIOR CAPTION AND PHOTO CREDIT] Description of image here. Photo/Credit goes here. “I think the biggest thing that I learned at the University of Cincinnati was, it’s really important to go do,” says Tom Demeropolis, a 2007 graduate of UC’s journalism program and a senior reporter with the Cincinnati Business Courier. “You’ve got to be able to show potential employers that you can do the work,” he says. The journalism program encourages students like Demeropolis to apply classroom learning to hands-on experience like writing for The News Record (TNR), UC’s student-run media organization. This kind of training helps prepare students for internships, professional networking and later, career success.

UC students gain field experience covering historic election

November 30, 2020

By Rebecca Schweitzer    On November 3, millions of Americans lined up to cast their votes during a year driven by the pandemic and political unrest. In Cincinnati, polls opened at 7a.m. and reporters were there, ready to cover the historically largest number of votes in a US Presidential Election. 12 Arts and Sciences journalism students had the opportunity to be part of that history, working as correspondents for the Cincinnati Enquirer by covering polls in the Warren, Clermont, and Butler counties. This was the third presidential election that UC students have been able to cover for the Enquirer. During this year, students from Professor Robert Jonason’s News Collaborative class were sent to virtually interview the directors of the Board of Elections in their designated counties (Butler, Clermont, or Warren) prior to the election. Mark Wert of the Cincinnati Enquirer supplied the students with questions and after the interviews, the students wrote stories on the information they gathered. These stories were sent to the Enquirer and the information has since been used in two stories.

UC journalism grad uses media studies to carve path to success

November 16, 2020

By Rebecca Schweitzer   As a Cincinnati native, Briana Rice always felt at home at the University of Cincinnati. This familiarity, and the opportunities offered from the College of Arts and Sciences, are why she chose to earn her degree at UC—and landed a dream role with The Cincinnati Enquirer. Rice graduated from UC in August, 2019 with a double major in journalism and digital media collaborative with a certificate in screenwriting. During her time at UC, she expanded her professional experience through opportunities offered directly from A&S and UC as a whole.

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