On this episode, we’re joined by Rebecca Johnson. Rebecca is a graduating senior from the University of Pittsburgh who plans a career in journalism. She’s just finishing her tenure as editor in chief of The Pitt News, overseeing a staff of 18 editors and 150 contributors. She’s also done multiple internships, including one covering education for the Austin American-Statesman.

Rebecca talked about her journalism origin story (she just wrote about it too), discussed what went into daily coverage and the challenging stories that the newspaper has covered this year.

She also talked about the work she did covering education in Texas in the wake of the Uvalde massacre. Rebecca is headed to the Chicago Tribune on a reporting internship after graduating.

Rebecca’s salute: The State News, Michigan State’s school newspaper.

Thanks to Pitt professor Harry Kloman for the interview recommendation.

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