Natalie Kornicks
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Natalie Kornicks is a graduate student completing her master’s degree in multimedia journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in December. She interned with The Washington Post and Capitol File magazine in Washington, D.C., and has freelanced for several local publications. She graduated from the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University with a major in journalism and a double minor in fine arts and art history. View her resume and online portfolio at

November 26, 2013
A Taste of Thanksgiving at a Juvenile Detention Center

Days before Thanksgiving, teens at a Rockville juvenile detention center share a turkey-and-trimmings meal with family.

October 1, 2013
Government Shutdown Puts Women and Children Most at Risk of Losing Nutrition Program Funding

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is the first food supplement program that would lose funding in Maryland if the federal government shutdown was prolonged.

October 23, 2013
Maryland Holds National Food Day Events Across the State

Nearly 100 events are taking place Thursday in Maryland to celebrate national Food Day, a movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

October 9, 2013
Maryland Immigrant Advocacy Groups Consider State Legislation Following Rally

Almost 20,000 people gathered for the Camino Americano immigration rally on the National Mall Tuesday to pressure Congress into passing comprehensive legislation this year.

September 27, 2013
Maryland In-Classroom Breakfast Program Proves Fruitful, Yet Most Schools Starved For Funding

Research indicates that students who participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement Classroom Breakfast Program perform better in school, but less than half of all eligible schools participate due to a lack of funding.

September 13, 2013
Maryland Receives $6.4 Million Grant from HHS

Maryland is one of 13 states to receive a grant, which totals $6.4 million, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

November 1, 2013
Maryland Starts Driver’s License Process For Immigrants Living in Country Illegally

Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a second-tier driver’s license.

December 6, 2013
School-Based Probation Officers Keep Close Eye on Students

Department of Juvenile Services “Spotlight on Schools” program closely monitors and provides support for students in the juvenile justice system.

December 13, 2013
Teen Once Accused of Murder Now Sits on State Task Force

Jabriera Handy, 22, sits on statewide task force five years after being charged in adult court with murdering her grandmother.

November 13, 2013
TV Actor Hill Harper Tries to Help Boys in Maryland Juvenile Treatment

Harper visited the Victor Cullen Center in November as part of a publicity tour for his fifth book, “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones.”