Class of 2019
"My journalism interests lie mainly in the realm of print or written news such as local news, breaking news or features. I hope to someday work as a professional journalist for a newspaper, magazine or online news outlet."
"Ideally, sports journalism would be my niche in the future as I pursue writing. Along with my passion for writing, I am drawn to publication design as I pursue a major in Visual Communication Design. My dream job is to write and design for a sports magazine such as Sports Illustrated."
Marie Fazio | Marie is an American Studies major from Jacksonville, Fla. In summer 2017, she was an intern at The Florida Times-Union. She is currently a reporter and news designer at The Observer. She has also written for The Tab, a student-run online news outlet.
"I am interested in news reporting and feature writing, but ultimately I just love chasing stories!"
Lauren Fox | Lauren is a liberal studies major from Leawood, Kan. She was a reporting intern at The Dallas Morning News in summer 2017. She is currently a writer with The College Fix, an online news outlet.
"My interest in journalism stemmed from reading various works by George Saunders, whose voice shines through his pieces. I enjoy writing columns the most, for that is where I best employ my voice, but I also like covering breaking news, crime and the arts."
John Horlander | John is a film, television and theatre major from Louisville, Ky. He does play-by-play commentary of Fighting Irish football games for WVFI, the university's radio station. He is also the creator and host of a European soccer program on WVFI. He has written about Notre Dame sports for Golden Domer Daily and Campus Pressbox.
"For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a play-by-play commentator for professional soccer. I've strived to diversify my education to learn the tools required to succeed in print, radio and television journalism."
Madeline Karnes | Madeline is an American Studies major from Glencoe, Ill. She is a marketing manager and writer for Spoon University, an online food site aimed at college students. In summer 2017, Madeline was an editorial intern at JWC Media, which produces five publications focused on Chicago’s North Shore.
"I've always had a passion for writing which blossomed into an interest in journalism when I arrived at Notre Dame. I'm most interested in a career in marketing, public relations, and media."
Ryan Kolakowski | Ryan is an economics major from Marietta, Ga. He is a reporter with The Observer and a production assistant and camera operator with Fighting Irish Media, the communications arm of the athletics department.
"I am especially interested in sportswriting and broadcast journalism, and I would like to pursue a career as a beat reporter for a Major League Baseball team."
Natalie Marshall | Natalie is a business analytics major from Menlo Park, Calif. She is the editorial director for Spoon University. In summer 2017, she was an intern with Silicon Valley Bank in Palo Alto, Calif.
"I hope to apply what I've learned in my journalism classes to creatively approach solving problems for businesses as a consultant."
Madison Riehle | Madison is an American Studies major from San Francisco. She currently works on the advertising team at The Observer. In summer 2017, she was a production intern with Fox 5 WNYW in New York.
"My minor is computing and digital technologies and I'm looking for a career where I can combine my journalism skills with my technical abilities."