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High schoolers passionate about local journalism team up to start regional, independent publication

Original post made on Dec 24, 2020

Meet the editors and reporters of the Midpeninsula Post, a group of passionate student journalists who want to bring regional, independent reporting to their communities.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 24, 2020, 8:58 AM


Posted by Blue in Palo Alto
a resident of Professorville
on Dec 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm

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JOURNALISM is essential to our democracy.
Lose the culture of print journalism, and we are in danger of losing our democratic republic, our liberty.
Especially the twentieth century culture of print journalism, with its emphasis on verifiable facts, non anonymous sources, multiple sources for verification, peer review and judgment, strict editors, headline writers who don't rewrite the story, accountability, maintaining a history, keeping track of public bodies, following court cases, separating news and facts, from opinion, and so on.
This culture has not well carried over to TV, radio, film, or Facebook or Twitter.
Perhaps some can form relationships with older journalists and retired editors, for encouragement insight, perspective, and resources.
i applaud and look forward to this endeavor!

Posted by Californiamama
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 24, 2020 at 5:02 pm

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Great idea and I love that this initiative is driven by students. Look forward to following the reporting on local issues online. We (adults) need to amplify more student perspectives.

Posted by Ted Glasser
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Dec 24, 2020 at 5:09 pm

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What wonderful news!

Posted by Douglas Moran
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

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Another skill they will need to develop is to go beyond what appeared to have happened to get some idea of what actually happened. This involves developing knowledgeable sources and not betraying their trust to the extent they will not talk to you again.

Posted by Parent
a resident of Ohlone School
on Dec 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm

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Fantastic! Student reporters in Palo Alto have done over the last 9 months what PAW has failed to do — objective reporting on the lack of process, transparency, and accountability of the pausd Board. The public has noticed. Looking forward to more student voice!