‘Journalizoom’ video report captures uncertain time for student journalists

Emma Suttell

Charlotte Howard, executive editor of the Pelham Examiner, was New York State representative to the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in D.C. last June, where she met Emma Suttell, the student repping Arizona. Over the past few weeks, Suttell produced, wrote and edited a video piece on how student journalists in senior year are dealing with the pandemic—and how they view their future in a profession facing serious economic difficulties.

We’re offering the report for readers to view because it’s brilliant—and deals with important issues in journalism.

Suttell, a senior at Boulder Creek High School in Anthem, Arizona, is the high school columnist for 85086 Magazine (Phoenix), and has had pieces published in The Arizona Republic, North Valley Magazine, Her Campus, Channel Kindness/Born This Way Foundation and BroadwayWorld.