Welcome to Jun Tae “Walter” Ko’s portfolio website.
I am an aspiring journalist who recently graduated from Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. Until March 2018, I worked as an investigative reporter for The Medill Justice Project, an investigative journalism center that examines potentially wrongful convictions. I worked with nine enthusiastic classmates on a decades-old murder case in March 2017 and investigated the criminal accountability statute and firearm enhancement laws through the lens of Ysole Krol in summer 2017.
Prior to returning to Illinois, I spent 3 months in Northern California working as a general assignment reporter at The Sacramento Bee. I mainly covered crime, local news, state politics and courts. I produced dozens of well-reported stories during the internship and was trained as a morning shift crime beat reporter. For breaking news events, I often collaborated with other reporters and photographers to feature multimedia contents and reach out to audience across multiple social media platforms.