I'm a big proponent of scholastic journalism. After all, it's where I got my start. I was on my high school paper and filed a weekly report to the local paper's school page. One of my opinion essays even won an award from the state press association (see below). These early experiences put me on a path that got me where I am today -- the CEO of a brand journalism studio serving national and global brands. You can see why I'm bullish.
Each February, we observe Scholastic Journalism Week. The theme for 2023 is “More to the story”, highlighting inclusive and in-depth reporting. To that end, I'm sharing two assets I created for the National High School Journalism Convention a few years ago to help young reporters and editors make their newsrooms and reporting more representative. (Hint: these tactics apply to adulut writers and editors, too!).
As promised, here's my award-winning editorial. There's so much advice I've give 18-year-old me about revising, but I gotta say it does sound like yer girl, even a zillion years later.