Friday, April 21, 2017

Update on crumb for April 6

Our crumb for April 6 told of a team of student journalists at their high school paper in Pittsburg, Kansas, who researched the newly hired principal and reported errors in her credentials. She resigned even before her first day of work. The team of young writers received national appreciation for their research efforts and "digging for the truth," and now they are invited by the Huffington Post to be guests at the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 29.

                                                                                                     Keith Myers/ Kansas City Star
"I'm personally inspired by these kids," says HuffPo editor Lydia Polgreen. The weekend trip to Washington is all-expenses-paid, and some of the female teenage reporters are buying dresses and planning to get their hair done. Since this year's dinner will feature fewer "celebrities" (President Trump will not attend), this team of student reporters may get the attention they deserve. "I would love it if everyone lined up to take selfies with these kids on the red carpet," says Polgreen.

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