LOCAL NEWS/Continued reporting
Beyond localizing national stories, there's an unmatched importance to keeping your readers informed on local happenings and plans for the future. Local reporting has allowed me to get to know the changemakers in my community — public officials, school workers, store managers, doctors, psychologists and plenty more.
I've made priceless connections with people in and out of the public eye that have established my credibility as a student journalist — and as a community member as well. My ongoing coverage of district and local politics stemmed from connections I made on previous stories, and the trust we instilled in each other.