Voice of OC welcomes new summer interns

Voice of OC welcomes two student journalists as reporting interns this summer: Brandon Pho and Kassidy Dillon. Pho began journalism work as a student at Cal State Fullerton, where in January 2017 he joined the school’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Titan, as a news assistant. Pho went on to become the news editor, where he spoke about journalism in New York City as part of the 2018 College Media Association conference. Read Pho’s first story for Voice of OC: Border Patrol says human smuggling by boat increased in OC and So Cal. He has been recognized by the LA Press Club, the California College Media Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Voice of OC Publisher Guest at KPCC Major Donor Annual Brunch

Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr, was a featured speaker during KPCC’s annual major donor brunch on April 29. Santana was in a panel along with New York Times National Editor Marc Lacey and KPCC Chief Content Editor Kristen Muller. KPCC’s Larry Mantle moderated the discussion that talked about the future of the free press.

Voice of OC Staff Join UC Irvine Community Reporting Panel

Voice of OC Community Health Editor Amy DePaul and Reporter Nick Gerda participated in a UC Irvine journalism panel discussion on May 17. The panel, titled “Community Reporting: Finding, Pitching and Communicating Stories,” was presented for journalism students and focused on how reporters find stories, what pathways can lead to journalism careers and how to communicate complex issues to readers. Also on the panel was Mariko Lochridge, a Japanese-American multimedia journalist who formerly worked for the news wire agency, Reuters, and now works as a freelance journalist. The event was hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association and InSight magazine and was organized by Aditi Mayer, an UC Irvine student who founded and edits the magazine.