ThreeSixty Alumni Updates

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ThreeSixty alumni continue to make their voices heard. Check out what they are up to here:

A Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, in collaboration with KMOJ Radio and the Minnesota Humanities Center. This project is examining the criminal justice system and the community response surrounding the high profile trials of former police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers.

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The Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice team includes four program alumni led by Managing News Editor Marianne Combs, longtime supporter and ThreeSixty volunteer. This team will focus on the trials of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former police officers for their roles in the murder of Mr. George Floyd. ThreeSixty alumni participating in this project are:

    • 2017 ThreeSixty Scholar Samantha HoangLong (St. Thomas ’21), News Reporter
    • Chioma Uwagwu (St. Thomas ’20), Associate Producer
    • 2003 ThreeSixty Scholar Hlee Lee-Kron (St. Thomas ’07), Producer
    • Feven Gerezgiher (University of Minnesota ’16), News Reporter

“I really want your readers to know just how important ThreeSixty Journalism has been to the success of this initiative,” said Marianne Combs, managing news editor of the Racial Reckoning project. Speaking about the ThreeSixty alumni, she said, “They are all fabulous to work with – passionate, curious, and critical thinkers. Thank you ThreeSixty Journalism!”

Listen to the Racial Reckoning Daily Updates and the weekly half-hour show.The project’s stories air on 17 diverse community radio stations throughout Minnesota plus an additional four stations elsewhere in the United States. They are also accessible through online digital and social media platforms. Additionally, the project will translate weekly recaps in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish.

Emma Carew Grovum, a 2002 graduate of the ThreeSixty Journalism program, now works as a product manager for The Daily Beast in New York. (Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast)
Emma Carew Grovum

Alumna Emma Carew Grovum was recently named a fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. The Institute has awarded eight fellowships that address a range of topics, from building collaborations around new kinds of content to inventing newsroom tools to exploring innovative ways to think about ongoing challenges. 

Program alumna Skyler Kuczaboski (Dartmouth ’21) is working with Leah Lemm on her weekly 30-minute show MN Native News Special Report: COVID-19 Community Conversation for the next 12 weeks with support from the MN Dept. of Health. Check out this week’s show here.

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