Tomorrow’s journalists are fantastic.

The journalism camp that I volunteered with last week just sent me the fruits of their labor: two fantastic articles and a gorgeous picture!

From left: Samantha Matsumoto, me, and Kiersi Coleman at the Oregonian's Newspaper Institute. Image from Cathy Noah.

This is the result of a week-long journalism camp for underrepresented students. The articles are wonderfully put together, including links and video. I hope the newspaper industry can stick around long enough to scoop up these promising young journalists.

Check out the wonderful story of I Speak for Myself by Kiersi Coleman, and a great  in-depth profile of me by Samantha Matsumoto. It was a pleasure to meet these inspiring young women and read their excellent work–meeting ladies like them makes me feel alright about the kids these days.