Zaria Phillips | Newsroom Intern

Zaria is a senior journalism student at Michigan State University and newsroom intern at Michigan Radio. She has published work in newspapers across the state including Deadline Detroit, The Lansing City Pulse and the Grand Rapids Business Journal, along with extensive experience in writing, reporting, videography and photography related to journalism at MSU. Zaria is host and producer of The Vibe for WDBM East Lansing and former reporter for Capital News Service. Her love for journalism stems from a desire to bring more visibility to minorities’ stories in mainstream media. Continue reading “Zaria Phillips | Newsroom Intern”

Adam Rayes | Stateside Production Assistant

20-year-old Adam Rayes, a current stateside production intern, will finish his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Western Michigan University after just three years in April 2019. He fell in love with journalism during his last semester of high school when he was given the opportunity to dual-enroll at the nearby Monroe County Community College and work at its newspaper.  Continue reading “Adam Rayes | Stateside Production Assistant”

John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art

Since 1995 John has created Michigan-based editorial cartoons for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, the Grand Rapids Press, and MLive Newspapers. His cartoons are currently featured at MichiganRadio.org and are syndicated to newspapers through the Michigan Press Association. John is an active member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. You can view an archive of his editorial work and other cartoons at Auchtoon.com. Continue reading “John Auchter | Contributor, Auchter’s Art”

John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator

John U. Bacon has worked nearly three decades as a writer, a public speaker, and a college instructor, winning awards for all three.

Bacon earned an honors degree in history (“pre-unemployment”) from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Master’s in Education in 1994. In 2005-06, the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship named him the first recipient of the Benny Friedman Fellowship for Sports Journalism. Continue reading “John U. Bacon | Essay / Analysis, Sports Commentator”

Scott Baker | Data Manager

Scott Baker comes to to Michigan with five years experience in the nonprofit field. As an information systems manager for the United Way, Scott worked with campaign staff, donors, and agencies-including U of M.

His duties included managing CRM systems, working with donor data, and creating ad hoc campaign reports. Continue reading “Scott Baker | Data Manager”