As a teacher, blogger, podcaster, radio host, and DJ, First Amendment rights are important to me. I try to teach my kids about why it should be important to them. I had the opportunity to meet Mary Beth Tinker and hear her speak to a massive group of students journalists.
As part of my teaching gig I work with the PBS NewsHour producers to mentor my kids and help them be better storytellers. I got to visit the NewHour studios a couple times with a summer workshop of broadcast teachers in the summer 2013.
I am a huge fan of Bobby Hawthorne. If you are connected to student journalism or journalism in general, you may know his name. The man is simply brilliant. I have a man crush on this guy for sure. An incredible teacher and author.
Mitch let me bring a crew a kids into his show to ask him a few questions and talk about journalism.