The alumni of Christendom College are making waves in the field of journalism, with both Peter Jesserer Smith (’09) and Ann Schneible (’04) scoring front-page stories in The National Catholic Register this past week.
Smith, who earned his B.A. in philosophy from Christendom in 2009, has been working as the Washington correspondent for the Register since 2013, finding great success ever since. He took the front page of the Register this past week for his timely expose on how pro-life centers, like Stooks’ Life Choices Women’s Care in Tampa, Fl., are offering women the comprehensive, life-affirming services they are not getting at Planned Parenthood.
The headline-making story comes as yet another accomplishment for Smith, after earning first and third-place wins at the 2015 Catholic Press Association (CPA) Awards earlier this summer,
Schneible, who earned her B.A. in English Literature in 2004, has found great success herself since graduation, now working as a journalist in Rome, Italy for the Catholic News Agency. Schneible made the front page of the Register’s special Vatican section this past week for her story on Pope Francis and his call for Catholics to help divorced-and-remarried persons integrate back into the community, in order to show them love and bring them back to the Truth.
Schneible is also accredited with the Holy See Press Office and works as a collaborator for Vatican Radio’s English News Desk, in addition to pursuing her STL in Church Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross — all great feats that reflect the value of a Christendom liberal arts education.
Christendom alumni often find success in the field of journalism following graduation, after learning how to write and think clearly thanks to an education steeped in the greatest minds of Western Civilization, such as Shakespeare, Aquinas, and Aristotle.
Armed with an edge thanks to the communication, leadership, and critical thinking skills gained through their liberal arts education, alumni currently find publication in such news agencies as The Washington Examiner, Breitbart News, The National Catholic Register, Seton Magazine, and Crisis Magazine, among others.
For more information on how a Christendom education can lead to success in journalism, visit our Life on Tap page and discover stories and videos from our special alumni journalism event.