History Alumnus Zac Weber (MA, 2013) Making Strides in Journalism
A history department alum is making strides in the journalism field post graduation. Zac Weber (MA in History, 2013) is now working as an editorial intern with In These Times, a leading progressive magazine and website known for investigative reporting, as well as its coverage of grassroots activism and the labor movement. Established in 1976, notable contributors to the magazine have included Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Kurt Vonnegut, Bernie Sanders, Slavoj Zizek, and Loyola's own Elizabeth Tandy Shermer. Weber recently wrote a feature detailing plans to build the South Side of Chicago's first adult trauma center in nearly 25 years.
"The experience at In These Times has been a great opportunity to meet a lot of people dedicated to work that highlights marginalized voices and oft-ignored stories," said Weber. "My experience at Loyola really pushed me towards this type of setting, and it's been an encouraging place to apply a lot of the writing and research skills I obtained during my time in the graduate program."
In addition to his contributions at In These Times, Weber was recently promoted to writer and editor at CBS' WBBM Newsradio, where he has worked since 2013. To see some of his work during his stint at Loyola, check out the Occupy Chicago Oral History Project, an oral history project and website competed in 2013 that was spearheaded by Weber and Dr. Michelle Nickerson with the help of students in her graduate Urban History seminar.