Behind the Byline
Scholastic journalism students develop important skills while on the staff of their high school or college newspaper, yearbook, online paper or broadcast program. But what do they do with those skills after they graduate?
Behind the Byline answers that question – and the possibilities are extensive. Hosts Evan Blackwell,CJE, Jenica Hallman and Sarah Scott will delve into the lives and careers of former scholastic journalism students as they share how the skills they learned as students help them now and how current student journalists can develop the skills they need to propel their careers.
Brought to you by the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Behind the Byline provides inspiration, ideas and real life examples of the important role scholastic journalism can play in finding career success.
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It’s been 20 years and one week since Jenni Carlson wrote her first column for The Oklahoman. Many sports fans know her for writing an article that sparked a 2007 rant from Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy (“I’m a man! I’m 40!”), but her career has spanned far more than those infamous three minutes. The week after Evan and Sarah interviewed Carlson, her newspaper released a moving article on her career. In our interview she shared how scholastic journalism started her down this path and helped her get where she is today. She also shared advice for young people who want to make their way in the sports journalism world.