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Mentee Midyear

Mentee Midyear Workshop: Pitching Stories to Heal the World

vintage cameras, newspapers, dried flowers, doodles, typewriter

Saturday, Jan. 7
11 AM-1:30 PM ET

online event; strongly recommended for mentees across all programs

Come bond with your fellow Mentees at this Mentee only journalism workshop where you will have the chance to work together in small groups on a pitch for a story you care deeply about, whether it’s cupcakes, K-pop, or climate change. Plus, de-stress in a wellness session!

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your fellow mentees across programs, while learning how Solutions Journalism is leading the charge for change in breaking the 24/7 negative cycle of anxiety-producing news by covering stories of people taking action to meet local and global challenges. Be part of the solution, not the pollution!

Meet the Teaching Artist

Katina Paron

Katina Paron

Katina Paron, MJE, lives at the intersection of teens and journalism. For nearly 30 years she’s helped create byline opportunities for young reporters and training for journalism teachers. She is the manager of Teach for Chicago Journalism at Medill (Northwestern University); editor of Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s Dateline: CUNY, Ms. magazine’s The Future is Ms. teen-written column, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Teen Fellowship. She was the senior project editor on The Trace’s award-winning national youth media gun violence reporting project, Since Parkland, and founding editor of Teen Voices, a global girl news site at Women’s eNews. As the former managing director of the youth news agency, Children’s PressLine, she has worked with thousands of teens to develop professional quality media that has been published in the Daily News, Newsday, Metro, Ebony, Minneapolis Star-Tribune and ESPN.com, among other places. She’s written about youth journalism for The New York Times, The Daily News, WNYC SchoolBook and more. She is the author of the comic book-style high school textbook, A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism (McFarland).

This event is open to:

all mentees

January 7, 2023 11:00 am 1:30 pm EST

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