Student Journalists Are Our Future—We Should Start Treating Them Like It
Source: The Nation
They’re the next generation, and they’ve been picking up the slack of gutted local newsrooms and indifferent national outlets.
atherine Palmer was already a seasoned student journalist at The Johns Hopkins News-Letter when Freddie Gray, a Baltimore native and black man, died in police custody, provoking protests across the city that swelled into what would be called the Baltimore Uprising. Even so, she was only 19 when she found herself one of the first reporters on the ground at a pivotal moment in April 2015, thrust onto the scene to cover the peaceful protests and outpouring of emotion in the wake of Gray’s death. C