Journalism students at Miami Lakes Educational Center recently won a Skype call with Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-prize winning author and opinion columnist for the New York Times, through his email newsletter contest.
Kristof was raised in Yamhill, Oregon; a place that he describes as “in the middle of nowhere.” Through this middle of nowhere, however, he found his calling: journalism.
“My journalism career began by total accident–I was in the 8th grade, and a bunch of people at my grade school decided that they wanted to make a newspaper.”
Kristoff didn’t even show up to the first organizational meeting, but after a surplus of writers and no editors to be found, he was picked to be an editor. He continued working with local newspapers through middle school and high school, and in college worked for several newspapers, including the Washington Post. However, Kristof was very nearly something completely…
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