By Melanie Sill, Executive Director, NC Local News Workshop
Over the past few days, the Workshop’s four NC Local News Intern Corps journalists started providing North Carolina residents and newsrooms with coverage in words, photos, video, and audio, picked up by a variety of news outlets across the state. Some examples:
- Anton L. Delgado covered Black Lives Matter protests and Juneteenth celebrations in several cities, for newsrooms including WPTF, WFAE, La Noticia and The News & Observer.
- Khaaliq Van-Otoo looked at the experience and impact of immigrants and white people as participants in Black Lives Matter protests, a story picked up by outlets including WFAE and the Greensboro News & Record.
- Riley Davis reported on state parks reopenings, as staff deal with a flood of visitors, fewer employees and challenges including the spread of invasive species, published by the News & Record and WFAE
- Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez explored the story of the dual punch of the coronavirus crisis on Latinx workers, who are contracting COVID-19 at disproportionate rates and experiencing higher unemployment than whites, with his story and video published by La Noticia, the News & Record and EnlaceLatinoNC.
The Intern Corps is supervised by veteran editor and journalism adjunct professor Susan Ladd, who is sharing budgets and stories through Dropbox. Coverage is free to any news or community information organization in North Carolina.If you’d like to be added to the list, contact Susan at email@example.com.
Learn more about the Intern Corps through this FAQ.