Alumni Update: Jacob Axelrad

I’ll be working in the Innovations department for The Christian Science Monitor this summer, which means I’ll be reporting mainly on new innovations and trends in technology and how that plays out around the world. However, I plan on trying my hands at many different kinds of stories while I’m at the Monitor.

On a separate note, I’ve received a student fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to do some more international journalism, which I’ll do in the fall after my summer internship concludes. After consulting with Maddy Crowell, I’ve decided to go to Ghana and plan on staying there as long as I can in order to sufficiently report my stories (the Pulitzer Center requires a series of articles, a photo slideshow, and a video documentary as part of the assignment). My hope is to do stories related to the gold mining industry there, so I’m trying to start my leg work now to see what types of underreported story ideas I can find in that subject matter so I’ll be ready to go once I’m on the ground come September.

Anyway, thanks again for everything. The lessons I learned working with Round Earth continue to inspire me as I begin my career as a journalist.

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