Blake Atwell is a multimedia journalist. He is a freshman journalism major at Santa Monica College (SMC).
Blake is currently serving his second semester as multimedia editor of The Corsair, SMC’s award-winning newspaper. He edits and produces six weekly segments (four podcasts and two videos) for The Corsair, including his own news show, “Corsair Weekly.” He also covers USC football for TrojanInsider.com, writing about the team as an intern.
Blake covers college and professional sports with News4usonline.com. In 2019, Blake covered his first Rose Bowl and NBA playoffs.
He has aspirations of transferring to a top journalism program at a four-year university. His passions are rooted in digital storytelling, from writing online pieces and editing videos to reading prompter.
For the past two summers, he worked as a high school intern at the Los Angeles Times. Blake gained valuable experience in the professional reporting field and improved his interview, video editing, photography, and writing skills throughout each internship.
He conducted on-camera social media interviews with top high school athletes for the CIF Southern Section and co-founded a media outlet, 1550 Sports, throughout his senior year at Trabuco Hills High School. On campus, he hosted a daily on-camera sports segment, “Instant Update,” on the school’s morning news show.
Blake spent two years as a Student Advisory Board member for the Times’ youth journalism program, High School Insider. He also covered high school sports (basketball, football, baseball and softball) for Prep2Prep Sports, writing game stories. He co-moderated and emceed panels at the 2018 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, including a discussion with former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.