Your Newsroom Should Work With Teen Journalists — Here’s How

Increasing engagement, representing marginalized voices, improving newsroom diversity — teen journalists can help with all of these. Is it challenging to work with students? Yes! Will our tips, best practices and case studies help? Yes!

Does your newsroom want to increase engagement, represent marginalized voices, draw a younger audience and improve newsroom diversity? Student journalists can help! Working with teen reporters takes effort, but this workshop will give you the tips, best practices and case studies to help your newsroom work with student journalists and elevate the stories of young people. Katina Paron leads high-profile student journalism projects like “Since Parkland” and is the author of “A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism.” Rachel Rohr helps Report for America’s 200+ journalists work with students on news and media projects. Teens have access and insight into the issues facing young people, and it’s their story to tell.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Katina Paron
    Author of “A NewsHound's Guide to Student Journalism”, Freelance youth editor/educator
  • Rachel Rohr
    Director of Training and Service, Report for America