Welcome to the portfolio of articles and photos by student-journalist Emily Goodykoontz. Emily was the 2016-17 editor in chief of The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College’s independent student newspaper. For her work at The Commuter, she won multiple awards in photography and writing from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Collegiate Awards, including first place awards for best writing and best news series. Emily worked for the Associated Press as an election stringer during the 2016 primary and general elections. She was also a recipient of the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism internship in 2017, spending 10 weeks working as a news reporter at the Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune. Emily is currently pursuing a bachelors of science in journalism at the University of Oregon and working as the digital managing editor at the Daily Emerald, an independent student news publication serving the UO community. Her online LinkedIn resume can be viewed here.
Washington County foster care struggled in 2016 but might be on the road to recovery with increased state help. … More The good they do: Foster parents shepherd children through troubled system