On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Javeria Salman, a digital news producer and staff writer at The Hechinger Report, which covers innovation and inequality in education.

Her beat is the future of learning in kindergarten through 12th grade and her work is most often seen in a newsletter that comes out every 2 weeks. She’s based in New York City.

Javeria talked about her journalism career path, from emigrating to the United States from Pakistan to going to East Carolina University, where her observation of her Muslim faith stood out in an area that hosted rallies for Donald Trump.

She explained how student media provided her the best outlet to be successful, the types of stories she pursues as an education report, and how she relates to the stories and people she covers.

Javeria’s Salutes:

Rowaida Abdelaziz, Huffington Post

Middle East Eye

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