While Sept. 17 is a day to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and all of the rights and protections it affords, it's ironic to celebrate when there are so many threats to press freedom.
Congratulations to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov as they represent brave journalists everywhere, including student journalists, who uncover hard facts and engage in fact-based journalism.
“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the basis of my gender—this bias being expressed in statements such as these. In high school,… Continue reading Why I’m Here