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Telling high school students there really is hope in journalism


(Thanks to Bryan Calabro at The Wilkes Beacon for the video)

I was lucky to speak to high school journalists this morning as part of  the 2011 Tom Bigler High School Journalism Conference at Wilkes University. Its theme was the “future of journalism,” so I aimed to show that there really are a lot of reasons for optimism. I wanted to counter the doom-and-gloom voices they’ve probably been hearing loud and clear.

When I started the speech, I asked my Twitter followers to give them a 140-character reason to pursue journalism as a career. Here are the inspiring results of that, along with the text of my speech.

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