On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by P.J. Cabrera, a journalism teacher at Judson High School in Converse, Texas (not far from San Antonio) and the coordinator of the Scholastic Journalism Week committee for the Journalism Education Association.

P.J. shared the story of his path to teaching journalism, the challenge of teaching in a pandemic and teaching journalism in a state that allows school administration to review newspapers prior to publishing, and the good work his students are doing.

He also discussed his observations regarding the lack of journalism advisors from communities of color, and shared what his committee is working on for Scholastic Journalism Week which begins February 21.

Thank you for listening. Please don’t forget to rate and review the show. You can find us on Twitter at @journalismpod or e-mail us at journalismsalute@gmail.com

Important Links

P.J. Cabrera’s LinkedIn

Scholastic Journalism Week Twitter

The Fuel – Judson High School’s newspaper