Former IV intern Emma Court will be working with the Wall Street Journal this fall

ITHACA, N.Y. — Emma Court, a recent Cornell graduate who wrote for the Ithaca Voice while a student at the university, will be reporting on the 2016 presidential election as an intern with the Wall Street Journal this fall.

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“I’ve always wanted to try my hand at political reporting, so this’ll be a great opportunity to do just that,” Court says in an email on Monday.

Court is currently writing features for the Dallas Morning News in Texas, and has so far covered Harper Lee’s new book and Caitlyn Jenner’s significance for transgender people in Dallas, among other topics. Previously, Court also interned at CNN and The Miami Herald.

Former IV intern Emma Court will be working with the Wall Street Journal this fall

In 2014, while with the Ithaca Voice, Court did extensive reporting on the city of Ithaca — covering important trials and major public policy debates.

Check out some of her Ithaca Voice reporting below:

Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Ithaca teen inspires ‘Leyla’s Village’
Citing Peter Pan and Mary Poppins, Ithaca judge throws out charges over pink fairy graffiti
Ithaca judge candidate barred from 2 judges’ courtrooms for botched appearances
— Ari Lavine’s story: How Ithaca’s city attorney returned home

Court says she’s excited to move to the Wall Street Journal’s Washington, D.C., bureau after a summer spent trying “to not melt in the 100 plus degree weather that graces this fair state.”

“Any and all House of Cards references are welcome and appreciated,” she adds.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.