J-school students, alums cover inauguration, women's march

Rebecca Noble

Several current and former University of Arizona School of Journalism students covered the inauguration of President Trump and the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 20-21.

Bolles Fellow Christianna Silva, a senior, wrote a first-person story about the march for the Arizona Daily Star's This is Tucson.

Silva also worked with photographer Rebecca Noble on a Tucson Sentinel story. And Noble took inauguration images used by the Daily Wildcat.

Noble wrote on her Facebook page: “After all of the classes I skipped, the days I asked off from work, the hundreds of miles driven and the late nights into early mornings spent editing photos, having a front row seat to the circus of the 2016 presidential election has undeniably been the highlight of my college career.”

Jorge Encinas, a December master's graduate, co-wrote a story for NPR's Code Switch website, "As Trump Is Sworn In, Supporters Debate His Role In Healing Racial Wounds." Encinas has an NPR internship in Washington, D.C., through April.

December grad Elizabeth Eaton took photos as she began her internship at Science News, while fall 2016 Gyorke photo award winner Michelle Jaquette also attended the weekend’s events in Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, UA journalism alums Saul Loeb ('04), a photographer for Agence France-Presse, and Kellie Mejdrich ('12), a reporter for Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, covered Trump's inauguration. See Saul's photos on Twitter and Instagram.

Associated Press reporter Alicia A. Caldwell ('98, Communication) also contributed to several stories surrounding Trump inauguration and aftermath. 

Former USA Today photographer H Darr Beiser (’76) also took photos of the women’s march.

Published Date: 

01/24/2017 - 12:02pm