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Boy Scouts’ Inclusion of Girls Welcomed By Connecticut Leaders, Criticized by Girl Scouts

Newlyweds Back From Puerto Rico After ‘Unreal’ Hurricane Honeymoon

With $2 Million Renovation, the New England Air Museum Entices New Visitors


NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show – story about a new platform initiative

Expanding post-Y Combinator, OMGDigital wants to win the African millennial media market – an in-depth feature on the nuts and bolts of a news outlet

Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond “articles on the Internet” – reporting on a timely trend and topic in the industry

The Wall Street Journal shutters 8 blogs: The “tools for telling” stories have changed – daily story reported during a holiday weekend received more views than usual

Verizon shows Yahoo News Digest, a finite news app, the door – daily story reporting on an industry trend



Two-Time Cancer Survivor Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro, Raises $120K for Research: I interviewed the cancer survivor, wrote this article, and developed a gallery using the photos provided by the survivor. The station later featured her in a news segment on the story as well.

March Election: What to Know About Measure S: I wrote the web explainer breaking down the facts behind the Measure S supporters, opponents, and the ballot itself, in addition to assisting the reporter with the content for the newscast segment.

Man Deported 5 Times Since 1998 Charged in DUI Crash That Killed North Hills Woman: This is one example of dozens of stories I produced for the NBC4 website, writing it based off of the raw and edited content sent in by a reporter and a photographer.

In addition to my web articles, event logs, and news briefings, I also wrote VOs, SOTs, and packages, some of which were preliminary and some of which were actually used in the shows. You can see a compilation of scripts here: Christine Schmidt KNBC Sample Scripts


Life, and a Death, in Mount Greenwood: the most personal story I’ve written to date, after an off-duty officer shot and killed a black man in the neighborhood where I grew up. I wrote this with the goal of giving a comprehensive picture of the environment in which this happened. [Cover story]

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What it means to be young, gay and Muslim in the wake of Orlando – Sunday A1 feature

Once a downtown eyesore, Dallas’ Butler Bros. Building is ready for residents – Monday A1 feature

Almost American: Celebrating the 4th of July while stuck in citizenship limbo – holiday A1 feature

Downtown and the Cedars look to bridge the Canyon that divides them – collaborative project with transportation reporter named Dallas’s best reporter in 2016

Dallas recycling stuck at only half its goal for ‘zero waste

Dallas-area cities asked to consider aerial spraying for West Nile ‘outbreak’

Continuing coverage after five officers were gunned down in an ambush on July 7, 2016:

Hundreds pray for fallen officers at Dallas deck park service, other vigils

Who was Micah Johnson? [contributing credit]


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Prominent Black Lives Matter activist named as IOP Fellow

Both sides plan next steps in divestment fight

Looking back: Aramark’s history on campus – enterprise story, reported over multiple months

Fourth-year injured in collision while studying abroad

Campus awaits surveys, Diversity Advisory Council

4 dorms may close with Campus North

Comments at IOP spark controversy

Harper Court effects still shaking out for 53rd Street businesses

Most of my articles at the Maroon come from my time as a staff reporter; in September 2014 I became a News Editor and focused my time more on managing and editing the section, including mentoring new writers with their articles. I also served as Senior News Editor, providing guidance and support with in-depth and breaking news as needed.


From an Ivory Tower to an Anchor Institution – quarter-long investigation into the University of Chicago’s civic engagement policy as the office ramped up its outreach ahead of the Obama Presidential Library bid process

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When Jordan Met Michelle

Off-Off Campus and the Revival: “A Whole New Era”

Sam Boland: Ebola Worker, Truman and Marshall Scholars

40 Hours in Iowa with the Institute of Politics

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A Day in the Life of Greenline Coffee

Success Story: Iva Elliott, Girl Goodies

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 UCSC newsletter | UCSC gives thanks – November 26, 2014, via MailChimp, to more than 2,000 subscribers

Commuknity: The Most Closely-Knit CSRSO at UChicago

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 Innovation lab to launch in old West Loop manufacturing plant

4 Chicago-area university entrepreneurship centers to know this fall

 With $13.1 million, Wayin will expand internationally and encourage women in tech

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Mount Greenwood Community Church Celebrates 100th Year 

From Pension Reform to Concealed Carry, State Rep. Fran Hurley Reflects on First Months in Office

Firefighters Battle It Out to Help Kids Fight Cancer