On this episode we’re joined by Sydney Ross. Sydney is a graduating student at North Carolina A&T majoring in multimedia journalism. She’s the managing editor of The A&T Register, the school’s newspaper and the founder of the non-profit, Change the Type.

Sydney is headed to North Carolina’s journalism school graduate program but took time to reminisce about her journalism origin story and her time at the Register. She talked about the challenges of being a managing editor, getting the opportunity to cover a Joe Biden speech on campus, and why doing alumni interviews was important to her.

She also explained what her non-profit does, sharing stories to change stereotypes seen in the media about Black people.

Sydney’s salutes: A&T Register editor-in-chief Melvin Harris and local TV journalist and NABJ vice-president Ken Lemon (a former guest on this podcast)

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