Letting voices be heard through journalism
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Only months after the mass shooting in Parkland, I faced the challenge of finding sources for a topic many, especially teachers, didn’t want to talk about. However, in the end, I had gathered enough viewpoints to include a sidebar — written by my younger brother — to show an additional angle.
Finding unique sources
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In this story package, I interviewed both a former NASA contractor and his daughter, a student at my school, and I interpreted information for a sidebar. I was able to interview an incredible unique source, adding a more personal view of what could have been a bland story.
Getting opinions on difficult topics
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After a student had committed suicide at a nearby school, suicide hotlines became an important topic. I managed to find sources such as an expert source and someone who called a hotline. This story meant something to people, and I was contacted by a classmate whose sister committed suicide to let me know that.
Using infographics to communicate information
Infographics work both to inform and are appealing visually. I have utilized infographics to show information gathered from outside sources, which means I must read through and interpret it in an understandable way.