Sarah Ritter

Augustana College MJMC Intern & Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fellow

I will graduate in 2015 as a Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication major. Through the MJMC program, I have been able to develop a diverse set of skills which are applicable in the quickly changing journalism field. It has been exciting to learn how to find and write relevant news stories, as well as utilize the newest technology to capture and edit visual stories through photography and video. Being a part of Augustana's journalism program and working for the school newspaper, the Observer, has introduced me to a work field where I could combine my love of writing with my interest in learning how to use new mediums to share stories and express ideas.  This internship will allow me to write and edit news stories for the radio, and experience new audio recording and editing software. I began my news internship with WVIK last month, and I have already been able to write two news stories. My goal after graduation is to find a position with NPR. I believe that working with WVIK will be a good step on the way to that goal, as it will teach me to produce high quality, accurate news. I am truly grateful to the Hanson Family Foundation for giving me this opportunity.

Quad City Food Forest

Soon, local residents will be able to gather their own food straight from a forest. On Saturday, the City of Davenport will break ground on the first "food forest" in the Quad Cities. 

WVIK Staff

"Put the middle class first." That's the message today from a group called Americans United for Change. Members of the national group and local Democrats held a news conference in Davenport to talk about equal pay for women, college tuition, and raising the minimum wage.

Augustana College

Nine former standout athletes at Augustana College will be honored this weekend. They'll be inducted into the "Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame" on Saturday, as part of the Homecoming celebration.

They'll be the 19th class inducted into the Hall of Fame, and will be presented at halftime during the football game between Augustana and Wheaton.

The former athletes graduated between 2000 and 2004, and excelled in cross country, track, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball, wrestling and basketball.