Patrick Sloan-Turner

Victoria Advocate

Reporter Profile

Patrick Sloan-Turner covers education in Victoria, Texas, and its surrounding communities for the Victoria Advocate, the second oldest paper in the Lone Star State. Prior to joining the Advocate, Sloan-Turner covered university governance at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois for the school’s student-run independent newspaper, The DePaulia. There, he also covered topics like Chicago politics, crime, healthcare and others, while serving as the outlet’s Online Managing Editor. Prior to his pursuit of a bachelor’s in journalism at DePaul, Sloan-Turner worked as a stringer at his hometown newspaper, the Lansing State Journal in Lansing, Michigan. It was there that he was first inspired to become a journalist after witnessing the Journal’s impressive coverage of the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University.

Beat: Underserved Communities

A reporter, based in our Victoria newsroom that would focus on daily life and coverage of communities that local media does not routinely cover well. This would include, but is not necessarily limited to: our rural communities, our local Black and Hispanic communities, and more. This could include breaking news from these communities.