From January to May 2011, I lived and worked as a reporter in the capitol of the United States – Washington, DC. I wrote for the Daily Herald – the number three newspaper in Illinois and the voice of the Chicago suburbs. I covered U.S. representatives from the Chicago suburbs and Illinois senators in written stories that appeared both in print and online for a suburban audience. I wrote longer form feature stories, two of which ran on the front page of the Daily Herald, business stories, day-turn stories on legislature, and more. I also did some photography and used social media during my internship.
I chronicled my experiences of both reporting and living in Washington, DC in my blog, Miss Thompson Goes To Washington.
I wrote a total of 20 articles (and contributed to an additional two) for the Daily Herald. You can find them listed below:
- Young people revel in the moment
- What your Congressman’s office space says about them
- Hultgren: no budget, no pay for lawmakers
- Schaumburg businessman asks Congress to help out on trade
- Former Aurora resident becomes voice for the homeless
- Durbin leads hearing on intolerance against Muslims
- Durbin to hold hearing on Muslim civil rights
- Legal challenges, rallies mark health reform anniversary
- Bighead Asian carp no longer allowed in the U.S.
- Congresswoman proposes new tax bracket for millionaires
- Gov. Quinn goes to D.C. with words of warning
- Blackhawks show kids how to play
- GOP lawmakers urge Obama to keep Gitmo detainees out of Illinois
- U.S. House votes to kill a paperwork law in health care bill
- Area Congressman in New Zealand when quake hit
- Office transition gets complicated in 8th District
- Asian carp plan killed
- Manzullo says Congress must act to save suburban jobs
- Asian carp called the biggest threat to Great Lakes in years
- Kirk pushes banning federal funds to move Gitmo detainees to U.S.
- Suburban observers see Obama strike pragmatic tone
- Naperville student in the running for prestigious U.S. Senate program