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“How Did First- Time Voters See This Year’s Conventions?”
Published: PBS.org, July 26, 2016
About: During the summer of 2016, I was asked to cover both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention for PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Myself and two other youth correspondents took to the streets to hear what young voters had to say about this year’s election.
“Learning Classical Guitar Helps Kids in Trouble Change Their Tune”
Published: PBS.org, September 8, 2015
About: This story was produced during my internship at KLRU-TV, the PBS affiliate in Austin, TX. With this piece I wanted to continue to focus on the criminal justice system, but approached it at a different angle. This story examines how music has impacted the lives of young people at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center.
“KLRU News Brief: Local Millennials Fighting Against Racial Injustice”
Published: KLRU.org, July 10, 2015
About: During the summer of 2015 I interned at KLRU-TV, the PBS affiliate in Austin, TX. While there I produced this story about millennials pushing for change in their local communities. The intersection between race and the criminal justice system is an issue I wanted to highlight from the youth perspective.
“Pflugerville Student Participates in NewsHour Reporting Lab”
Published: KLRU.org, September 22, 2014
About: In the spring of 2014, I was honored to be named a member of the inaugural class of PBS Student Reporting Labs All-Stars. Student Reporting Labs is a program affiliated with PBS NewsHour that bring the professionalism of broadcast journalism to the classroom with help PBS mentor professionals. During the summer I traveled to Washington D.C. along with the other SRL All-Stars to participate in a weekend workshop that led to an interview at the White House with Colonel Steve Parker, the creator of the Joining Forces Initiative. I blogged about my experience for the PBS affiliate in Austin, TX; KLRU-TV.
“Despite Dedicated Volunteers, Food Needs Persist Throughout The Region”
Published: Urban Pioneer, July 9, 2014
About: This story focuses on the never-ending need for food and assistance to combat the growing number of Americans living under the poverty line. I wrote this story while at the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop during the summer of 2014.