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, 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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Matt Schott has had quite the journalistic journey. He started as a sports reporter in high school, continued through college and became his school’s sports editor, worked for professional publications including the Chicago Tribune, then came back to scholastic journalism. He’s been a journalism teacher at Francis Howell Central High School in suburban St. Louis, Missouri for 14 years. In this episode, Matt shares his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way with hosts Evan Blackwell and Jenica Hallman.

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