Kang selected as a 2018 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim & Quattrone Reporting Fellow

January 23, 2018

Ashley Kang, who serves as the director of The Stand newspaper, is one of 33 selected as a 2018 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim & Quattrone Reporting Fellow.

The fellowship is aimed at encouraging and promoting top-quality journalism on criminal justice. Fellows were selected from a wide pool of applicants based on editors’ recommendations and on investigative reporting projects underway or in the planning stage. Following attendance at the 13th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America held in New York City Feb. 15-16, Kang will pursue an in-depth piece focused on Syracuse’s South Side.

The Stand is a community newspaper run in partnership with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and South Side residents. Since 2010, The Stand has served as the voice of the South Side by providing clear and balanced reporting of community news.

Kang has served as the director of the project since 2009, helping to launch both the print on online version. She contributes regular feature pieces and coordinates all contact by contributing Newhouse students and community correspondents. In 2017, she was awarded second place in for a News/Features series on Neighborhood Trauma by the Syracuse Press Club. Stories included “Surviving Trauma,” “Street Addiction,” and others. She graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in magazine journalism in 2004 and earned her master’s degree in higher education from the SU School of Education in 2011. Prior to working at The Stand, she was the features editor at The Citizen newspaper in Auburn, New York.

 

 

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