Bringing the Nation’s Capital to Southwest Colorado 

Michael at the arrival of Marine One at the White House

By Dean’s Intern Michael Cipriano at The Durango Herald

Anybody ever hear of The Durango Herald?

I know I never did until I started looking at the SOC Dean’s Internship program. The Herald is a newspaper local to the city of Durango in southwest Colorado.

But I was intrigued by the idea that I would ne the paper’s Washington, D.C. correspondent. I have dreamed of entering the field of political journalism, and I had experience covering politics during the summer of 2014, when I interned for RealClearPolitics.

The experience so far has been everything I could have hoped for. It started with the paper flying me to Colorado to explore the city of Durango. Along with seeing the city’s natural beauty, I also became familiar with the federal issues that are important to Coloradans. (More …)