Columns / Discourse / February 4, 2015

Adventures in D.C.

Junior Casey Mendoza sits at the anchors’ desk of Fox 5 DC, a local broadcast station, after appearing on Good Day DC with other students in the Washington Semester Journalism and New Media Program. During the morning news show, students talked about their favorite Superbowl ads. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Junior Casey Mendoza sits at the anchors’ desk of Fox 5 DC, a local broadcast station, after appearing on Good Day DC with other students in the Washington Semester Journalism and New Media Program. During the morning news show, students talked about their favorite Superbowl ads. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Junior Casey Mendoza holds up her visitor’s pass for the Washington Post. With other students in her program, Mendoza toured the newsroom and met with Education Blogger Valerie Strauss and Education Editor Josh White. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Junior Casey Mendoza holds up her visitor’s pass for the Washington Post. With other students in her program, Mendoza toured the newsroom and met with Education Blogger Valerie Strauss and Education Editor Josh White. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

A Linotype Model 31 stands near the entrance into the Washington Post. The machine was used at the Post from 1888 until 1980, and increased the speed of composition and print for almost a decade. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

A Linotype Model 31 stands near the entrance into the Washington Post. The machine was used at the Post from 1888 until 1980, and increased the speed of composition and print for almost a decade. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Students from the Washington Semester Journalism and New Media Program take photos in front of the Washington Post’s photo and front page gallery after a tour through the newsroom. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Students from the Washington Semester Journalism and New Media Program take photos in front of the Washington Post’s photo and front page gallery after a tour through the newsroom. (Photo courtesy of Casey Mendoza)

Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

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Casey Mendoza
Casey Mendoza is a senior majoring in political science and double minoring in philosophy and Chinese. This is her fourth year working at The Knox Student, previously as a photographer and photo editor. Casey is the recipient of two awards from the Illinois College Press Association for photo essays. During the summer of 2014, Casey also worked as a photography intern for the Galesburg Register-Mail, covering local community events and working alongside award-winning reporters and photojournalists. During the winter and spring of 2015, Casey studied journalism and new media in Washington DC, learning more about the world's political arena, networking and gaining a greater understanding of the field. There, she worked as a Production Assistant at a documentary film company, The Biscuit Factory. During the summer of 2015, Casey will help produce a documentary on airline reservation technology for the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).




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