Work by PCIM Interns

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '18

Sam Haut ‘20 at the Notebook
"Parents upset at planned move of Mayfair students to Meehan"

Olivia Riggio ‘19 at FAIR
"Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped by Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '17

PETER CHAMPELLI ’20 reporting for Insider Louisville A Picture of Bad Health (4-part series on public health)

EVAN POPP ’18 interned at and wrote pieces for The Progressive

CELISA CALACAL ’18 interned at and wrote pieces for AlterNet

CHRISTIAN SAVINI ’17 co-produced short films for Stone Soup Films in D.C., including:
Minds Incorporated: James Madison High School” and “Washington Revels

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '16

KWAME ACHEAMPONG ’16 reporting for WRFI-community radio

"Racism and the Rise of Donald Trump"
"Two Area Farmers Keep Their Heads Above Water During the Drought"


"Mosaic special: A review of the world’s reactions to the U.S. presidential election"

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '15

KATELYN HARROP '16 at Think Progress

"Rick Perry, Hunting Trips, and the ‘Good Ol' Boy‘ Political System"
"Obama Administration's Ambitious Plan to Tackle HIV Rates
"NFL Bankrolls Legal Defense of ‘Redskins‘ Trademark
"Native American Communities Get Government Boost Toward Climate Resilience
"Bobby Jindal Blurs Lines Between Policy and Religion
"Twelve Presidential Candidates Respond to Charleston Shooting
"Court Holds Sikh Student May Enroll in ROTC Without Removing His Turban or Cutting His Hair
"Azerbaijan Cracks Down on Press in Advance of First Ever European Games
"This Oregon County Completely Banned GMO Foods. Here's Why That's Good for the Environment
"Oregon is Taking Big Steps to improve Women's Access to Birth Control

EVAN POPP '18 at Common Dreams

"Hillary Clinton Is No Progressive"


"Lizzie McGuire, Eating Disorders, and Me"
"New Bill Could Make College Investigations Harder for Victims of Sexual Assault
"Alabama Tried to Deny Woman Abortion By Giving Fetus an Attorney
"Sandra Bland's Suspicious Jail Death Seems Hard to Believe
"Journalist Marlene Sanders Passes Away, Leaving a Groundbreaking Legacy for Women on TV
"70,000 Rape Kits Are Untested in the United States
"Good News: Female Genital Mutilation Is Banned in Nigeria
"Teenage Girl Detainments Are Increasing -- But Not Because They're Committing Crimes
"The Student Activists Behind Barnard College's Decision to Admit Trans Women
"If Men Menstruated . . .
"Nine Mary Ellen Mark Photos That Changed the Way We See the World
"Jon Stewart Mocks the Media's Caitlyn Jenner Coverage: ‘Welcome to Being a Woman in America‘"

"Seven Disturbing Sexual Assault Facts Straight from College Campuses"
"Emily Blunt Takes a Stand on Cannes ‘No Flats‘ Policy
"Five Feminist News Stories You May Have Missed This Week
"Here's What You Need to Know about the Proposed 20-week Abortion Ban
"Emily Blunt Takes a Stand on Cannes ‘No Flats‘ Policy‘"


"Some Things Considered, Mostly By White Men: Study of NPR Commentators Shows a Retreat from Diversity— and Politics"

CHRISTINA TUDOR '17 at YP4 (People for the American Way)

"The Criminal (In)Justice System"
"The Supreme Court Steps in to Save Texas's Abortion Clinics
"Hobby Lobby: One Year Later
"The American Constitution Society Convention: A Reflection"

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '14

JESSICA CORBETT ’15 at In These Times

"‘Princeton Mom‘ Tells Fox Viewers to Forget Feminism and Satisfy Their Husbands"
"GMO Domino Effect: Four states to go, and a cascade of food labeling laws will take effect
"Canadian Court Calls Foul on Walmart Closing
"The Verdict: Board Votes to Close 50 Chicago Public Schools
"New Super PAC Has Ties to Koch Brothers
"North Carolina Passes Fracking Secrecy Law"

MAYA CUEVA ’15 at WRFI Community Radio

Radio interview about mental health services in the aftermath of a community tragedy
Interview with artist Whitney Ledesma
Overview of community opposition to proposed $900,000 expansion of the Tompkins County Jail

KATELYN HARROP '16 at WRFI Community Radio

Radio interview
with Ithaca Times reporter about her story on the explosion of heroin use in Ithaca.
"NBC and Edward Snowden: Brian Williams Interview Yields Praise and Criticism"

SARA McCLOSKEY '15 at Madre

"One Woman's Stand against Corruption in Guatemala"

MAX OCEAN ’15 at Common Dreams

"California: 39 Women Prisoners Were Sterilized Without Their Consent"
Oklahoma Death Row Prisoners Say Their Execution Would Be Unconstitutional Following Botched Killing
"Amazon: U.S. Scientists, Oil Giant Maxus Energy Stole Indigenous Blood
"Chilean Students Face Down Tear Gas and Water Cannons in Protest Against “Inadequate” Education Reform"


What the Fork (WTF) collaboration about GMOs and corporate money in agribusiness

JAMIE SWINNERTON ’15 at Westword magazine (Denver)

"Marijuana: KC Stark on the MMJ Business Academy and the Silicon Valley of pot"
"Colorado Cannabis Summit — and how the pot biz is like Game of Thrones
"City announces parking education campaign, moratorium on some tickets"
"Bike to Work Wednesday: finding satisfaction — and strange stuff — on the road"
"Knowledge Is Power: Muralist Ratha Sok’s new work, created with students"
"CU Denver Digital Creation Lab shows off at Denver Comic Con"

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '13

TIM BIDON '14 in The Indypendent

"Protesters Challenge Kissinger Role in ‘Preserving Freedom and Democracy‘"
"Students Confront Sallie Mae Shareholders
"No Rent Freeze for NYC Tenants
"Victory with a Grain of Salt"
"Anger and Fear about Zimmerman Verdict in Hunts Point, Bronx"
"How Sandy Has Changed the Game in Coney Island"

JOHN BRUNETT '15 at Palo Alto Weekly (a sampling)

"Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis"
"EcoCenter's program introduces kids to the Bayland
"At 90, Palo Altan looks back on service, philanthropy
"Stanford team unveils solar car for race in Australia
"Building's Booming"

REBECCA HELLMICH '14 for FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

"How Many Iraqis Died in the Iraq War?" in TruthOut
"Who Dies in Yemen Drone Strikes?" in Common Dreams
"Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Powerful interests are often pundits’ real bosses" with Peter Hart in FAIR Extra!

EMILY MASTERS '16 at the Indypendent:

Author page
"Fracking and 'The Grassroots': An Interview With Tom Wilber"
"Anti-Fracking Protest at Cuomo Fundraiser Calls for NY Ban"


Author page
"Press Latched On to Snowden's 'Dropout' Status"
"NYT Public Editor Joins Critics of Hastings Obit"

"The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of a White Male 'Mainstream‘"


"No Hero, No Budget: Restrictive Abortion Provisions in Ohio Budget"
"No Laughing Matter: Comedians Gave More Time Than News Shows to Climate Speech"

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '12

KALEY BELVAL '15 at E/The Environmental Magazine (subscription needed to view some articles in full)

"For the Birds: Actress and Audobon Supporter Jane Alexander"
"Rethinking Brand Loyalty
", book review of Ethical Chic by Fran Hawthorne
"Green Job Hunting: Matching Your Skills with available green jobs"
"Fight of the Mountain People",
book review of Stand Up That Mountain by Jay Erskine Leutze
"Scaling Down", book review of The Resilience Imperative by Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty

TIM BIDON '14 at City Limits

"Queens Residents Pumped Up Over Flooding"

KACEY DEAMER '13 at Mother Jones

"‘Short Takes‘ - Synopsis of the documentary The Waiting Room"
"Study: Raising MPG Standards Creates Jobs
"Film Review: Brave Will Leave You Bored
"From Sherwood Forest to Wall Street: The Robin Hood Tax Campaign Comes to America
"Global Obesity Weighs on Resource Requirements
"Report: Rhode Island Is the Fastest-Warming State
"Happy Planet Measurement Has U.S. at the Bottom
"Scientists: Climate Change Causing Green Life to Bloom Under Arctic Ice
"Breaking: World Going to Hell in a Handbasket
"Are Recent Animal Disease Outbreaks Linked?
"Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well
"L.A. Bans Plastic Bags. Is Your Town Next?"

MEGAN DEVLIN '13 at Global Exchange

"New Report on Rights of Nature Confronts the ‘Greed’ Economy Agenda at Rio+20" (cowritten)
"A chance for youth to ‘right‘ a sustainable future"
"What do Rights of Nature Mean to Global Exchange?" (video)
"Hydrofracking: Our right to say ‘No’"(video)
"Leaving Global Exchange with New Global Perspectives" (Global Exchange blog post)


"Media Not Concerned About the Very Poor: Study finds poverty not an issue in most election coverage"
(written with Steve Rendall in the September 2012 issue of Extra!, the magazine of FAIR, and widely reprinted, including by AlterNet and CommonDreams)

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer'11


"Deficit-Obsessed Media Misinform on Causes" (with Steve Rendall)

ADAM POLASKI '12 at Bilerico

Adam wrote so many stories for Bilerico, where he continues as a contributor. See them here.

TAYLOR LONG '13 at In These Times

"200,000 Tell Obama: We Won't Donate if You Cut Safety Net"
"More than 100,000 Agree with Senator Sanders: The Wealthy Must Pay Their Fair Share
"LA Unions Rally to Support Grocery Workers
"At 42nd Annual Pride Parade, Plenty to Celebrate"
(story and slideshow)
"Environmentalists to NY Gov. Cuomo: Think Long and Hard before Lifting Frack Ban"
"Corporations Gotta Pay! Audio and Visuals from the Stand Up! Chicago Rally
"Organizers Work with Businesses to Prevent Wage Theft"

KRISTY ZHEN '13 at The Indypendent

"How Radical Gardens Grow"
Local Events Weekly Calendar

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '10


Hydrofracking for Natural Gas” (7/22/10 – with Sarah Friedland, assisted by IC’s Rebecca Coffman)


Move That Game: Boycotting Arizona” (7/15/10)

MELANIE BREAULT '11 at The Nation

"Credit Unions Help Students See the Light, Not the Red" (8/3/10)
"Upcoming George W. Bush Memoir Eagerly Embraced bythe Democrats?" (Media Fix blog, 8/2/10)
"Obama on The View, Survives Mockery by Palin, Colbert, Fox News" (Media Fix blog, 7/29/10)
"StudentNation: Making an Educated Investment" (7/27/10)
Actually Getting There Is Only Half the Battle” (7/14/10)
Gulf Oil Leak Causing ‘Doomsday’” (Media Fix blog, 7/13/10)


"Honduras Down the Memory Hole" (Extra!, August 2010)
“Burqa Ban: Coverage of a Law to ‘Free” Women Leaves Them Voiceless” 7/16/10


"City Expands East River & Long Island Sound Cleanup Effort" (8/12/10)
"Hasidic Rapper Promotes Racial Harmony in Crown Heights" (8/5/10)
"How Much Stimulus Money Went to Low Income Areas?" (8/4/10)
"Did Environmentalist Back Arizona's SB1070?" (8/2/10)
"Electric Car Infrastructure Coming to NYC" (7/19/10)
"Behind the Scenes of an Eviction" (7/16/10)
"Opponents Mobilize Against New Harlem Charter School" (7/16/10)
"City Agencies Uneven on Voter Registration Push" (7/14/10)
Most Oil Heaters Will Get Cleaner, But Dirtiest Won’t” (6/29/2010)
High Hopes for Paterson’s Immigrant Pardon Panel” (6/23/2010)

SHERRY SHEN '11 at HuffingtonPost Business

"Rags to Riches: 10 Self-Made CEOs Who Started with Nothing," 8/4/10
Barry Ritholtz: Housing Prices Are Still Too High,” 6/30/2010
The Most Unexpectedly Profitable Celebrity Businesses,” 6/28/2010

Other blog contributions here


"Who Gets to Review, and Be Reviewed?" with Steve Rendall (Extra!, August 2010)
Howard Kurtz Defends His Defense of Fox in Sherrod Debacle” (8/4/10)
"Drilling Disasters Can't Happen Here" (sidebar to "Still Drill, Baby—Despite Spill") (Extra!, July 2010)
"Sherrod Hoax Exposed, but Breitbart's ACORN Fraud Lives On" (7/23/10)
Sherrod Story Raides Question: How Many Breitbart Frauds Will Media Fall For?,” 7/21/10

REBECCA WEBSTER '11 at, online home of E, The Environmental Magazine:
A dozen reports on green topics: renewable energy, oceans, chemicals, legislation, etc.

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '09

ALEX BARBONE '11 / MELANIE BREAULT '11 video for GritTV on Free Speech TV:
Solidarity with the Iranian people, 6/18/09; State of Journalism Today, 6/24/09

JULIA DUNN '11 articles and blogposts for The Indypendent (NYC)

ALYSSA FIGUERO '12 at Philadelphia Weekly: “Wharton’s ‘Warcraft’ Professor”, 8/17/09; “Protest Against Inky Coverage of Honduras” (Article & video), 7/30/09

CHRIS GIBLIN '11 (and Sam Alcoff) video for GritTV on Free Speech TV: Iran Protest in New York City, 6/09

JACQUIE SIMONE '11 articles and blogposts for The Indypendent (NYC)

Sampling of Work by PCIM Interns, Summer '08

Article by DAN HAACK '10 for the Center for Media and Democracy: “The Pentagon’s Most Prolific Pundit

Angela Pradhan '18 at Institute for Policy Studies