Alvin Buyinza, an editorial intern from Woburn, Massachusetts, just finished his junior year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studies Psychology and Journalism and has a minor in English. Alvin discovered his passion for journalism when he began writing for his college’s newspaper, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, during the spring semester of his sophomore year. The following summer Alvin interned at WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station, where he produced his own show covering racial politics of black motherhood in America. Race, politics and breaking news are among Alvin’s most favorite topics to cover as a journalist and a photographer. This past year he wrote a story about a makeshift clinic that was created on his college campus used to aid a meningitis breakout. He also enjoyed covering news on the Northampton City Council.
Alvin loves journalism because it allows him to be very creative, write about current issues that he is passionate about, and to incorporate his new interest in photography into telling stories. This multifaceted field of work also allows Alvin to expand his skill set and has given him opportunities to try things he hasn’t done before. Alvin is particularly interested in The Christian Science Monitor because of its global coverage, and objective, straightforward portrayal of and perspective on the news. During his internship this summer at The Christian Science Monitor, Alvin hopes to continue expanding his reporting and photography skills and is looking forward to covering politics in Boston.
Follow Alvin on Twitter at @abuyinza_news.