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Recent stories on UConn alums:
Alum Heather Murdock talks about being a freelance journalist in Yemen. Read Emily Abbate's story here.
Alum Doug Hardy's contributes to hyperlocal journalism. Read Mike Peal's story here.
Alum Frank Litsky visits the Journalism department. Read Jennifer Lewis' story here.
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Alumni in Connecticut
Alumni work at the following newspapers, specialty publications and broadcast newsrooms throughout the state:
The Associated Press
In addition, one alumna of the Class of 1994 is associate editor of a multimedia, CD-rom publication for children, Newsline. Her job is an example of the new opportunities that are emerging for journalism graduates.
Our alumni form a substantial network within the state, which helps with job placements. About 20 alumni work at the Hartford Courant alone, including a vice president, a deputy managing editor and an editorial writer. The Journal-Inquirer in Manchester employs nine alumni. At The (New London) Day, there are seven alumni, including the deputy managing editor and a bureau chief.
The department frequently gets calls from editors who want to hire our graduates, and our interns frequently are hired by their internship sites at graduation.
Several of our in-state alumni are successful freelancers. One writes fulltime for The New York Times and The Boston Globe. One is a contributing editor to Connecticut magazine and writes frequently for The New York Times and other publications. Another has written two successful books on health issues, edits a subscription newsletter, writes for newspapers and magazines, and recently produced an award-winning,national public television documentary on women and heart disease.
Alumni Outside Connecticut
Our graduates work for respected publications and broadcast facilities throughout the United States. Although it's difficult to keep track of alumni as they move around the country, our records indicate that we have graduates working at:
The New York Times
Our graduates have been successful in these jobs. Three alumni are editors at The New York Times. One is a vice president of The Boston Globe. One is science editor of The Orlando Sentinel. One has reported on Africa for the Dallas Morning News. At the Philadelphia Daily News, one alumna is features editor and another is a television columnist whose work is syndicated through the Knight-Ridder Newspapers. At one small weekly, The (Tavernier, Fla.) Free Press, one of our graduates was hired right out of school as assistant managing editor. Our alumna at Time is a Washington correspondent. At the National Journal in Washington, D.C., our alumnus is senior vice president. He is also on the management committee of PoliticsNow, an online publication of The Washington Post, ABC News and The National Journal.
The Journalism Department is proud of the accomplishments of its alumni and of the contributions they have made, and continue to make, to journalism.