Behind the Byline

Journalism students develop important skills working on their school yearbook, newspaper or broadcast program. What do they do with those skills later in life?

The Behind the Byline podcast answers that question. You'll want to listen!

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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Current Episode

Journalist Kari Williams has a day job writing for VFW Magazine, but her byline has also appeared on some of professional wrestling’s most well-known publications. She started writing about pro wrestling in high school, and kept at it. But Kari is about more than just wrestling. She’s been able to combine her interest in wrestling with her job at the VFW with articles on how active military and veterans’ lives often intersect with the wrestling world. Plus, she shared lots of great insights with Evan and Jenica — everything from why you should join journalism organizations as a student to the value of internships, and why you should become a journalist even though it won’t make you rich.

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