Iowa PBS has a series called The Helpers Next Door that features Iowans doing good work during the pandemic. Myself and some other WSS staffers were featured in this installment about continuing student journalism while being away from school.
This was originally published on the Iowa Watch website. It also ran in The Gazette on Monday April 20, front page below the fold, and was posted on The Gazette website and Des Moines Register website. I co-wrote it with Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Marta Leira, Alex Carlon and Kailey Gee. Our work was edited by LyleContinue reading “Grades, friends, competition: They stress our high schoolers more than you might think”
This was originally published on the Iowa Watch website. I co-wrote it with Jesse Hausknecht-Brown and our work was edited by Lyle Muller. High school sophomores and juniors around the country check what they received when preliminary scholastic aptitude test scores — better known as PSAT scores — are posted in December. The “what did you get?”Continue reading “Competing for so many reasons in high school, not all of them good”
On March 4 I found out I was picked as Iowa’s Journalist of the Year and that I received a scholarship to work at The Daily Iowan. I sent this good news to “It’s Been a Minute” and I got to hear my voice on one of my favorite podcasts.
As I wrote in an earlier blog post, I recently had the change to meet Charity Nebbe, host of Talk of Iowa on IPR. I contacted Nebbe after she visited the West Side Story newsroom about coming in to the Iowa City office for a job shadow. Nebbe was so kind to allow me intoContinue reading “My day at Iowa Public Radio”
Host of Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe, recently visited both the online and newspaper sections of the West Side Story. As busy and accomplished as she is, I was thrilled she was willing to take time to speak with blossoming journalists at West. I wanted to share some take aways from herContinue reading “Take aways from Charity Nebbe”
This article was written as an exercise at the University of Iowa Journalism camp on July 23, 2019. This was my first time witnessing a trial. A black tee shirt. A tan jacket. That’s how witnesses described Neal Johnson’s attire when they were asked to identify the defendant in the Linn County courtroom. A hat. A gold and greenContinue reading “Half naked neighbor allegedly attempted to enter woman’s home”
The Quill and Scroll Honor Society is creating an eight podcast series called “The Source“. Each episode focuses on a journalism principal. For the second podcast Jeffery Brown, Executive Director at Quill and Scroll and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa, asked Maya Durham, Co-Executive Editor for the Little Hawk, and me to comeContinue reading “I was featured on “The Source” podcast”