Emma L. Carew

A reporter's online portfolio


I got my start in journalism at the 2002 Urban Journalism Workshop, a two-week residential summer camp for students to learn about reporting and “new media.” My first article, which looked how graduation standards in Minnesota were restricting some advanced students’ class choices, was published in a special section of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. I was 15.

Since then, I’ve worked at The Washington Post financial section, The Minneapolis Star Tribune West and business sections, The St. Paul Pioneer Press local news section, the Associated Press Minneapolis bureau, Minnesota Monthly magazine, the Urban Journalism Workshop (now ThreeSixty), The Minnesota Daily, the Asian American Journalists Association convention student projects in Miami and the AAJA/AZN Outspoken blog.

I was a Star Tribune Scholar at the University of Minnesota, where I graduated in May 2009 with a major in journalism and minors in art history and Korean studies. I spent summer 2007 living in Seoul, South Korea, volunteering at an unwed birth-mothers’ home and getting to know my birth family.

I continue to stay active with the local journalism community, through my work with the Minnesota chapter of AAJA (such as organizing and piloting the Spotlight Awards to honor the best in local college journalism), ThreeSixty Journalism, at the University of St. Thomas, and PRISM, a student group at the University of Minnesota committed to promoting diversity issues in the media. Since moving to Washington, I’ve become active with the local chapter of AAJA and am working to bring the Spotlight Awards to the area, and engage the student membership.


Written by emmacarew

November 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm