Chips Quinn Scholars Bring Diversity

August 30, 1991: Chips Quinn Scholars Bring Diversity

Date: August 30, 1991

The first class of the Chips Quinn Scholars (CQS) Program for Diversity in Journalism completes training and internships designed to bring diverse talent to U.S. newspapers. The program was founded by John C. Quinn, above, former deputy chairman of the Freedom Forum, and his wife, Loie, in honor of their son, John “Chips” Quinn Jr., who was an upstate New York newspaper editor when he was killed in an automobile accident in June 1990. Since 1991, more than 1,400 college students have been trained and mentored by news veterans through the CQS program.