I'm Marie Cusick, a youth media producer for Student Reporting Labs (SRL) and editor of SRL's alumni newsletter. One of the best parts of my job is getting to know students and helping get their work published.
That’s why this edition of our newsletter highlights SRL alumna Nairobi Barnes—she graduated from high school earlier this year and has already been published by major news organizations including the PBS NewsHour, KQED, and Teen Vogue.
Nairobi and I live in different parts of the country and have never met in person, but we’ve been working closely together for the past two years on lots of stories– collaborating over Zoom, phone calls, texts, and email.
I asked her to share her wisdom with other student journalists who want their work to reach wider audiences.
Check out her essay and video for three tips on going from a great idea to a published piece!
P.S. I'd love to hear your ideas for our alumni network: How can SRL help you continue to grow as a storyteller after high school? You can send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nairobi Barnes is freshly out of high school, graduating this summer from Oakland Military Institute in Oakland, California. She offers 3️⃣ tips on how to get published. ✅
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