Injustice Watch is happy to announce the hiring of Jeanne Kuang, who joins the reporting team after she receives a bachelor’s degree in June from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Jeanne is currently working as an intern at the Chicago Tribune, where she has shined on coverage such as the effort to provide sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation. The Tribune internship is only the latest of opportunities at which Jeanne has stood out while attending Northwestern.
Previously, Jeanne was a Scripps Howard Foundation intern at the Sacramento Bee, and had additional internships at The Star, in Johannesburg, South Africa and at NBC-Universal in Los Angeles. Jeanne also worked at Medill on the Hill, in Washington D.C., and at the Medill Justice Project, where she was part of a team that was awarded a 2016 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club. Jeanne also worked at the student-run newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, where she served as managing editor and won a regional Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Jeanne expresses a strong interest in immigration, corruption, civil rights and the intersection of law and social issues.
Upon arriving, Jeanne will join the team as it undertakes a major study of the criminal justice system. The team this summer will include, in addition to the reporting staff, interns from the University of Michigan, Brown University and programs at the University of Chicago, which have undertaken a cooperative program with Injustice Watch to support students interested in data analysis and its use to expose social injustice.