I never thought I would be going to graduate school, but I’ve fell in love with the public affairs reporting program at UIS. I don’t have to take the same journalism classes I did in undergrad and they have us really diving into topics like school finance, property taxes, state budgets, campaign finance and how politics work behind the scenes.
Our next semester is a full-time reporting internship at one of the news bureaus in the Illinois state capitol. This week my grad class met some of the Chicago-based organizations we’ll intern for. We toured the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, Associated Press, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, ABC 7, WBBM Newsradio and WBEZ.
It was great to be back in the city where I did my undergrad! These are all the places we went while we were in Chicago.