Coming from Texas, Chester Soria, a first year student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, is not a stranger to size. Standing at well over 6 feet tall himself, Soria is a native Houston, Texas, the largest city in the 2nd biggest state of the union.
With a passion for all things political, Chester presently writes for ‘The Local’, a New York Times blog about Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, in the very big borough of Brooklyn.
New York City News Service reporter Orlando Rodriguez caught up with Chester to talk about why he chose CUNY’s Journalism program above the much larger competition, his previous journalism experience and the big plans he has to make a huge splash on the craft.
On Politics In Texas
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Learning The New York Political Landscape
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The Relevance of ‘Hyper-Local’ Journalism
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