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Scholastic journalism students develop important skills while on the staff of their high school or college newspaper, yearbook, online paper or broadcast program. But what do they do with those skills after they graduate? Behind the Byline answers that question – and the possibilities are extensive. This podcast delves into the lives and careers of former scholastic journalism students. They share how the skills they learned as students help them now, and how current student journalists can develop the skills they need to propel their careers. Brought to you by the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Behind the Byline provides inspiration, ideas and real life examples of the important role scholastic journalism can play in finding career success.

Scholastic journalism students develop important skills while on the staff of their high school or college newspaper, yearbook, online paper or broadcast program. But what do they do with those skills after they graduate? Behind the Byline answers that question – and the possibilities are extensive. This podcast delves into the lives and careers of former scholastic journalism students. They share how the skills they learned as students help them now, and how current student journalists can develop the skills they need to propel their careers. Brought to you by the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Behind the Byline provides inspiration, ideas and real life examples of the important role scholastic journalism can play in finding career success.
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United States

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Scholastic journalism students develop important skills while on the staff of their high school or college newspaper, yearbook, online paper or broadcast program. But what do they do with those skills after they graduate? Behind the Byline answers that question – and the possibilities are extensive. This podcast delves into the lives and careers of former scholastic journalism students. They share how the skills they learned as students help them now, and how current student journalists can develop the skills they need to propel their careers. Brought to you by the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Behind the Byline provides inspiration, ideas and real life examples of the important role scholastic journalism can play in finding career success.

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English


Episodes

Anna Elizabeth James, Screenwriter and Director

1/17/2019
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Anna Elizabeth James loves making movies, and she's good at it. She won awards in film school, branched out to direct the family films "Destined to Ride" and "Emma's Chance" and now has her sights set on even bigger fish. When Anna started writing professionally (her original goal was to write a novel, then her mentor led her to screenwriting), she knew she had at least "a smidge of talent" that she could nourish. The reason she knew she had that talent? Her high school English teacher, Mr....

Duration:00:53:34

Jennifer Ward's journey from scholastic journalism, to managing at a large newspaper, to opening a game store

12/6/2018
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"Change with the journey." That's Jennifer Ward's advice to young journalists. She fell in love with journalism at her college newspaper and yearbook, and went on to work for the Dallas Morning News and the Fresno Bee. However, she followed her heart, changed with the journey, and eventually opened her own tabletop game store in Fresno, California. She still uses many of the skills developed as a journalist, especially research and interviewing. In this interview, she shares her advice...

Duration:00:50:25

Dan Gelston, Sportswriter for the Associated Press

11/8/2018
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Dan Gelston jokes that he got into sports journalism because he wanted to attend the games for free, but his start covering high school games in a small town launched an impressive career. Gelston now works for the Associated Press. He's covered everything from the Kentucky Derby, to the Olympics in Beijing, to figure skating championships. In this episode, he shares some of the skills he started to develop as a high school and college journalist, and how those skill helped him reach where...

Duration:00:48:04

Introducing Behind the Byline

11/1/2018
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Welcome to Behind the Byline! The Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN) is excited to introduce a new show that shares the experiences of scholastic journalism students once they graduate. In each episode, hosts Evan Blackwell, Jenica Hallman and Sarah Scott interview a former yearbook, newspaper, photojournalism or broadcast student about the skills they learned in high school or college and how it helped them launch their current career. Watch for the first episode, featuring Dan...

Duration:00:01:14