By Dean’s Intern Iulia Gheorghiu at the Durango Herald
This opportunity has newly been integrated into the Dean’s Internship offers and I was very excited and honored to be accepted to the program. What is the Durango Herald?
It is a newspaper in Southwest Colorado, family-owned, and part of a bigger connection of newspapers in neighboring counties. I worked for the Durango Herald as a DC correspondent, localizing stories and developments in Congress for readers in La Plata County.
This meant following the House Rep. Scott Tipton and Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet. Coming in during an election, this gave me the opportunity to report on the very heated Senate race between Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner. It was challenging to find stories when Senate was out of session but I had a lot of support from the Durango Herald editor and the Denver correspondent. Overall, Durango Herald’s staff was very supportive. (More …)