Photojournalist & Multimedia Storyteller

Dispatch-Argus Internship Alumni


Meg McLaughlin - Summer 2015, E-Mail:, St. Ambrose University, Currently a full-time photographer for Dispatch/Argus. Instagram @megmclau

Leah Klafczynski - Summer 2014, E-Mail:,, Hearst finalist, also interned at the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio.
Chet Strange - Summer 2013, E-mail:,, Currently freelancing in Richmond, VA.
Mike Bradley - Summer 2012, E-mail:,, currently freelancing in Rochester, NY.
Aaron Facemire - Fall 2011, E-mail:, currently living and working in Japan.
Brooks Canaday - Summer 2011, E-mail:, Boston University graduate. Currently freelancing in the Boston area.
Amy Vinchattle - Summer 2010, E-mail:, Hawkeye College graduate. Amy is currently a staff photographer at the Ames Tribune, Ames, Ia.
Stephanie Makosky - Summer/Fall 2009, E-mail:, Masters graduate Syracuse University. Stephanie was elevated from intern to our Multimedia Producer/Photographer in November 2009. In July 2011 Stephanie accepted a teaching position at the University of Missouri. She currently is a photojournalist for Lehigh University.
Pat Traylor - Summer/Fall 2008, E-mail: , University of Illinois graduate. Pat has also interned at the The Hutchinson News in Hutchinson, KS. He interned at the Peoria Journal Star in 2010 and is currently at graduate student at Ohio University.
Robert Leistra - Winter/Spring 2008, E-mail: , Ball State graduate, Top 7 Hearst finalist, former Chief Photographer - Jacksonville, IL.
Crystal LoGiudice - Summer and Fall 2007, E-mail:, Crystal is an accomplished sports photographer who has also interned with the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Starting in 2010 Crystal will be working as a freelance photographer based in Louisiana. In addition to being a Top 7 Hearst finalist Crystal has been a regular contributor to US PRESSWIRE. To view her work go to
Nick Loomis - Winter/Spring 2007,  E-mail: Graduate of the University of Iowa. Nick worked as a Staff Photographer for the Dispatch/Argus before deciding to attend graduate school. Nick is a graduate of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY. After a stint as an intern at the N.Y. Times he is now freelancing in Africa.