Last summer when Kaara Baptiste asked for my advice about getting into journalism, I refrained from telling the young Stanford graduate to run as fast as she could from a field that seems to be on life support.
What I did suggest was that she get out there and write, do some freelancing. I don’t remember whether it was Baptiste or I who first introduced the idea of contacting Henrietta Burroughs, a tireless wonder who publishes East Palo Alto Today, a community newspaper. It was Baptiste who followed up with Burroughs and landed her first assignment: Me.
Here’s a link to the article, “Journalist Elaine Ray finds her roots.”
Great job, Kaara.