Sam Haas, city editor
Sam Haas is a first-time city section editor, diving into the world of city news after serving as a news correspondent last spring. He is a sophomore journalism major who would like to pursue a minor in ethics, computer science, economics or social entrepreneurship; however, he’s too indecisive to actually to pick one. Besides, he thinks majors and minors are kind of restrictive.
Sam grew up in Newton (“just outside Boston!”), where he learned the suburbs will never compare to the city, no matter how much they try. He has yet to complete a co-op but currently freelances as an editorial assistant and researcher for Multifaceted Media Group and has worked as an editorial/redesign intern at Harvard Business Review. He one day hopes to create, design and use digital storytelling tools to make print journalism more powerful as it moves online.
At Northeastern, Sam switched to journalism this year after realizing he would never make it big in the music industry. He still loves the business, production and playing of music! He’s also passionate about technology, civic engagement, social justice and every sport ever. When he isn’t in the newsroom, you can find him volunteering, teaching the occasional civics class in Boston Public Schools, writing music and playing beach volleyball in November. He’s sorry about that one time he hit you with a rugby ball on the quad (unless you’re a Yankees fan, in which case you probably deserved it).
Favorite journalists: Wesley Lowery and Mike Giglio