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California Student Journalism Corps | EdSource

The EdSource California Student Journalism Corps seeks to nurture and support promising journalism students in California while enhancing EdSource’s ability to report in depth on statewide issues impacting colleges and universities, as well as surrounding communities. Our network of student journalists reports on education in California and gains real-world professional experience by contributing to EdSource, which operates the largest newsroom of educational journalists in the state. (See reports provided by our Corps here.)

Corps members develop their skills and prepare for the job market and life after college by working with some of California’s most seasoned educational journalists at EdSource, which has become a model for nonprofit journalism. The California Student Journalism Corps welcomes a new cohort of student journalists at the start of the fall, spring and summer semesters. If you are a student interested in joining the program, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Our thanks to the College Futures Foundation for supporting this initiative.

Meet the Students: Fall 2022

Erik Adams is a fourth-year journalism student at California State University, Los Angeles. He has worked with EdSource’s Student Corps since the spring of 2022 and has contributed to stories with his writing and photography. When he’s not doing journalism, he enjoys making music, exercising, cooking and reading.

Ramon Castanos studied journalism at Fresno State, where he worked for the school newspaper, The Collegian. He is a returning intern at the Student Corps and has contributed stories about cannabis and online teaching. Ramon wants his time with the Corps to help him master his journalistic writing skills.

Randy Flores is a broadcast journalism student at California State University, Northridge. He worked for KCSN, CSUN’s radio station, as an editorial assistant and recently started working for the student newspaper. He joined the Student Corps to shine a light on the experiences of other students and to raise awareness of academic issues facing college communities. Randy plans to focus on writing science and technology programs while on campus and eventually wants to break into broadcast news.

Anais Garcia graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in May 2022. She was born in Los Angeles but lived in Jalisco, Mexico until age 19 and moved back to the United States. She is a returning member of the Student Corps and believes that education in California represents the diversity of its people and the opportunities we all have to succeed.

Mary McFadden graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a journalism degree in May 2022. She has a passion for writing stories that she hopes will uplift students, educators, and families. Mary was an editor for the CSUDH’s Daily Bulletin and a freelance journalist for CALO News.

Arabelle Meyer is a third-year journalism major at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Originally from San Diego, living in San Luis Obispo and studying journalism made her want to explore the stories of people all over California and beyond. Arabel is passionate about social issues and equal representation in the media, and enjoyed exploring sociology in college and writing about people-focused opportunities.

Abbie Phillips is a sophomore journalism student with a minor in Spanish at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Ever since she got into reading and writing, she has been passionate – she couldn’t put Harry Potter down and loved writing short stories and telling her friends and family. Abbie, who writes for her high school magazine, is eager to dive into work on pressing and important topics. She plans to eventually work as an editor, in business management or in law.

Emmely Ramirez is in her fourth year at California State University, Sacramento majoring in Journalism and minoring in English. She wrote for Sac State’s newspaper, The State Hornet, which helped her realize the critical role student journalists play in the running of their schools. Emmely joined Student Corps this fall because of her interest in stories surrounding education and her search for a safe collaborative space to hone her reporting skills.

Titus Wilkinson attends San José State University, majoring in journalism and minoring in communications. He wrote for The Spear, a student-run media organization that focuses on sports. Titus also wrote for his high school yearbook and magazine. He plans to pursue a career in sports journalism, wanting to get into sports broadcasting and commentary.

Amelie Wu attends Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where she pursues a journalism degree and works at the college newspaper, Mustang News, as a data and investigative reporter. When she doesn’t have a deadline, Amelia enjoys cooking, playing tennis and catching up on Netflix’s latest conspiracy documentary.