Alumni Who AreReporting the News

Alumni Who AreReporting the News

Eager For the Next Story 

In journalism, you dont always have the luxury of picking the topic youre going to report. UD taught me to approach new conversations with curiosity and joy, regardless of my initial interest," said Natalia Angulo, BA 10, who is a news editor and reporter for FOXBusiness.com.

Angulo is in her second year at Fox, but her first at FOXBusiness, where she writes, edits and produces written and video content for the news website. The most rewarding part of the job is being able to share peoples stories, according to Angulo, who majored in politics at UD.

More often than not, the entrepreneurs I write about make it a point to thank me after, saying Ive given them a voice. It is incredibly humbling because Im just doing my job, but it makes me eager to find my next story, said Angulo.

Photo: Fox Business Network

Reporting to Serve the Church

The most meaningful part of what I do is knowing that Im contributing to the life of the church, said Seth Gonzales, BA 02, MBA 07.

Gonzales is a staff writer for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas weekly newspaper, The Texas Catholic. The former English major writes stories for the print edition as well as shooting, editing and producing video for the newspapers website.

Gonzales credits UD with playing a major role in the growth of his faith.

Even now, some of those classroom lessons continue to challenge my thinking about the world we live in and what it means to be a disciple of Christ, said Gonzales.

Photo courtesy: Seth Gonzales

It Takes a Village to Raise a Story

It takes a team to make a story the best version of itself in the way it takes a village to raise a child, said John Corrales, BA 11, a news assistant at The New York Times.

Among editors, reporters and copy editors, all of whom are juggling multiple priorities while up against strict deadlines, much can slip through the cracks: edits, logistical matters, sanity," said Corrales, whose UD degree is in English. "Add breaking news to the fold, and the threat of fraying and unraveling becomes more imminent." 

Corrales maintains a sense of place amid the onslaught, answering calls, filing edits and tracking down contributors. Formerly a reporter for The Odessa American, Corrales writes for the Times whenever he can and edits the weather pages.

UD helped me learn to listen to myself, and to hear what I had to say in the context of the tradition that preceded me, said Corrales.

PHOTO: Andrew Boryga

 

 

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