Fiery Passion by Arianna Carter

Samuel Bogle is passionate about what happens especially about the current immigration situation. “It’s infuriating, depressing, and shameful” Bogle said. “I felt shameful of my own government after learning of this.” Aspiring investigative student journalist, Bogle, 17, comes from a small town of around 1,000 people, a “two stoplight” town. …

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Falling on your face with Darren LaCroix by Nora O’Neill

Darren LaCroix’s parents remained silent. LaCroix was no stranger to adversity. He had graduated from college only to purchase a sandwich shop he then transformed into a non-profit organization. A choice which backfired and doubled his already $60,000 debt. So, it was no surprise to him that his parents didn’t …

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Leadership in the newsroom by Nora O’Neill

GAINESVILLE, FL- Editor of the “Miami Herald” Mindy Marques Gonzalez has a perfect recipe for coping with the stress of her leadership role: “Wine and chocolate.” “Sometimes Cheetos if it’s really bad.” She laughed. Gonzales was one of four women journalists speaking on a panel on what it takes to …

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Leadership panel discussion at SMI

The executive editor of the Miami Herald, a news director of NPR Jacksonville, a manager of digital strategy for the Palm Beach Post, and the former manager editor for The Independent Alligator. And all of them are women. These titles represent the expert journalists that faced the Summer Media Institute …

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Student press rights by Megan Leiter

Wisconsin high school student Abby Melton wrote an article about the importance of the First Amendment in her newspaper. Her teacher refused to recognize the rights of students and demanded that the story be removed from the publication. Frank LoMonte, the director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, …

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Team building by A’Marria Mills

“How do you build up a team?” A young lady named Sarah was the leader of a group. The group consisted of a few younger and older people. Sarah didn’t know how to lead a group. She started reading a book called ‘How do You Build up a Team?’ While …

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Teenage advocacy by Samuel Bogle

Arianna Carter spends time every day creating art to support people who are marginalized. Carter creates and uploads collages she calls “mood boards” to her Instagram page. She said she uses this not just to help cope with stress through self-expression but to advocate for causes she finds to be …

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