Powering a Nation

News21 is a 10-week summer fellowship program sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation and Knight Foundation. The goal of the national initiative, which is led by 12 of America’s leading research universities, is to advance the U.S. news business by helping revitalize schools of journalism.

Powering a Nation is the project created by UNC-Chapel Hill journalism students and combines the content of the 2009 team with the 2010 content. I was a part of the team 2010 project team. As of 2013, three additional project have been added to the site.


  • Managing editor – student leader with primary responsibilities in conceptualizing stories and leading the content gathering team, collecting photo, video and audio content.
  • Reporter – interviewed subjects and found subjects for stories


2nd Prize, World Press Photo 2011 multimedia contest, Interactive production
Gold, 65th College Photographer of the Year Awards, Large Group Multimedia, Powering a Nation
Silver Award, SND Best of Digital Design 2010, Section/Topic Presentation, Powering a Nation
Student Award, SND Best of Digital Design 2010, Use of Multimedia, Powering a Nation
2nd Place, NPPA Monthly Multimedia – Multimedia Project (8/2010), Powering a Nation