Mentee Chelsea Zhu publishes a Los Angeles Times article about student journalists and their thoughts on the growing challenges within the industry.
Los Angeles, CA – January 5, 2024
Mentee Chelsea Zhu recently published an article for Los Angeles Times: High School Insider about the growing challenges within journalism and how that impacts student journalists. Among those she spoke to were fellow Girls Write Now community members, mentees Ayah Al-Masyabi and Amaya Michaelides, as well as mentee alum Emmie Wolf-Dublin.
On the importance of student journalism, Wolf-Dublin said, “People can learn their true opinions… Maybe next time they will march. Maybe next time they sit in on that legislative session. Maybe next time my article will prompt somebody to get involved, run for office, write a bill—that kind of thing.”
In support of inclusivity and empathy within stories, Al-Masyabi said, “I also would love to see more human-level reporting because news, whatever it may be, affects our communities. If more stories are reported this way, there could be more of an understanding between individuals about those suffering worldwide.”
“Student journalists have a unique perspective as young people, and their voices are not often heard,” said Michaelides. “But students are the future, and their opinions on pressing topics will soon be what counts.”
Read the full article below!
It’s up to the students to take their microphones and speak about it, and I think writing is the way we do that… Words that are well informed and spoken with kindness can truly change the word.Emmie Wolf-Dublin, Mentee Alum