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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Current Episode

Anna Elizabeth James loves making movies, and she’s good at it. She won awards in film school, branched out to direct the family films Destined to Ride and Emma’s Chance and now has her sights set on even bigger fish. When Anna started writing professionally (her original goal was to write a novel, then her mentor led her to screenwriting), she knew she had at least “as smidge of talent” that she could nourish. The reason she knew she had that talent? Her high school English teacher, Mr. Jim Jordan (host of WYPN’s Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast), had recruited her to be on his yearbook staff. In this episode, Anna shares life lessons, her incredible work ethic and how she honed her OCD into a superpower with hosts Jenica Hallman and Sarah Scott.

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