A show of support for an ailing coach
More than a hundred people gathered outsisde Beaver Stadium Saturday evening as news spread that legendary former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was near death. The crowd was mostly students, but also included people from the State College community.
A memorial of candles and memorabilia was placed at the base of the statue and the crowd quietly sang the Alma Mater. They were prepared to hear the coach had passed away, but Paterno's family told reporters that the former coach is still alive. With temperatures hovering at 17 degrees, the crowd dwindled and most people had left by midnight.
About the Contributors
Senior / Visual Journalism
Tom Ruane is a 23-year-old New Jersey native, from the beachside community of West Long Branch. He began his college career as a business major at Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit College of New Jersey, in Jersey City, N.J. He will graduate from Penn State in August 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Journalism and a minor in Business Liberal Arts.
Tom is a photographer for The Daily Collegian student newspaper. Outside of school, he is a cadet in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He has worked as a self-employed disc jockey with a pro-audio company for the past seven years. Tom is also very heavily involved in the community by volunteering with local fire departments, search and rescue teams, and emergency management teams.
2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism
Chloe Elmer graduated in Spring 2012 with a major in visual journalism and a minor in psychology. She was the photo editor and an active staff photographer for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independently-run student newspaper.
She traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012 for a class on international reporting. In the summer of 2010, she spent 10 weeks in London, where she interned at Archant, the largest independently-owned media company in the United Kingdom. These experiences helped her to gain valuable global professional experience and a more independent mindset.
Though she enjoys photographing any type of event, sports and spot news are two of her favorites. She is currently widening her skills through wedding and portrait photography
Graduate / Visual Journalism
Jill Knight is a graduate of the visual journalism program at Penn State’s University Park campus.
In the spring of 2012, Jill traveled to Rio de Janeiro with a team of students for a short-term international reporting project. Her multimedia piece from the trip won first place in a NPPA quarterly student clip contest and was published in various McClatchy news service publications.
In the fall of 2012, Jill was selected to be a member of the Online News Assocation student newsroom and was invited to attend the Eddie Adams workshop. Jill has worked as a freelance photographer for Polaris Images, The Centre Daily Times, The York Dispatch, The Fayetteville Observer and is a student contributor to Penn State’s CommMedia.
Jill’s photo story, A Navy Officer in Training, recently won 4th place in the Hearst Journalism Awards picture story category.
Jill was most recently a photo intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and will be interning with the Charlotte Observer in summer 2013.
Her work can be seen on her website: http://www.jillianknight.com