Older People Are Stepping Up to Help Cover Local News

From a story on aarp.org by Jon Marcus headlined “Older Adults Are Stepping Up to Help Cover Local News”:

ChrisAnna Mink was 60 when she started her second career, as a newspaper reporter at The Modesto Bee in California.

“We have to make people remember there are little faces and little people that go with the statistics” about poor health, poverty, and hunger, she says. “If I wrote those stories, maybe change would happen.”

Mink went back to school to get a master’s degree in specialized journalism at the University of Southern California and signed on with Report for America, which places journalists in newsrooms to report about under-covered people and topics.