Session 8: Listening Session

It was AP test week this week, so our reporters haven't gotten very far in the interview process. We're going to put off script writing and "barf drafts" for next week. Today, we listened to and discussed Tom Girls, one of my all-time favorite pieces of journalism. It's a story about two families at a conference for families with trans kids. The piece is awesome because it uses beautiful anecdotes to "show not tell" the story, and it takes a topic that is very foreign to many people and beautifully universalizes it. We had a pretty long discussion about the story. 

It was a beautiful day, so after they reported out on their stories and had some question/answer and work time, we went to a picnic my grad program was putting on and ate free food.