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Jodi Rave: More Natives needed in journalism


"Cheryl Cedar Face said she’s going to be a news reporter.

The Pine Ridge High School student plans to attend the University of South Dakota this fall and earn a degree in journalism.

But a year ago, Cedar Face never even considered writing to make a living. That changed after she attended a newspaper career conference in the heart of the Black Hills.

Students who attend the conference are divided into reporting teams and given a news story to report and write under the guidance of mentors.

“When I first got here, I wasn’t interested in being a journalist,” the 18-year-old said.

“But once we broke into groups, I found I liked interviewing people and telling other people’s stories.”

She liked it enough to return this year, joining 163 students from 11 states at the eighth annual Native American Journalism Career Conference for high school and college students Tuesday through Thursday at Crazy Horse Memorial."

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: Native students turning to journalism, but more needed (The Rapid City Journal 4/20)

Relevant Links:
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