Who are you? What’s important to know about you as a journalist? Why did you decide to be a journalist?
My name is Sage, and I am a student at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. I first grew interested in journalism as I learned about having to find news sources that were reliable in 10th grade. When learning that many sources of news seem reliable, but can be fake, I was interested to learn how to find and create trusted news.
What are you particularly good at? How did you get that way? How do you use these skills in your journalism?
One thing that I enjoy doing in my free time, is editing. I love taking raw or unpolished footage and turning it into something greater, that others may also enjoy. I first learned to edit with a phone app, and the passion for editing grew from there. After learning basic techniques on the phone, I quickly was drawn to other more complex means. I saved my money for three years and was able to purchase my first computer, which I used for editing for the next few months. With my editing skills, I am able to take a story and add engaging visuals to accompany the story that it corresponds to. When I was younger, I and my friends created a youtube channel. Back then I didn’t want to be in the spotlight and was perfectly content with editing the footage. Now, I enjoy making youtube videos from scratch, with my own video ideas, as a one man group. I had a channel a while back that had 1,400 subscribers before I deleted it to focus on school.
What are a few of your burning questions? What keeps you up at night? If you could interview anybody about anything, who (or what type of person) would you want to interview? What would you ask? What do you think you will be writing about or making media about in the near future?
If I could interview anybody in the world, I would choose somebody who had a large political influence, such as the President of the United States, or a leader of a foreign country as I would be interested to learn of all the things that they do that the public does now know about. I would find it fascinating to see all the things that affect the country while going unbeknownst to the common people.
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