January 19, 2009

Tattoo project features young peoples' views on Obama

A new issue of The Tattoo International Teen Newspaper details the hopes and concerns of more than 30 young people on five continents about President-elect Barack Obama.
The project took the reporting of 13 students from Youth Journalism International and the writing of three, including Associate Editor Rachel Glogowski, a senior at Bristol Eastern High School.
Glogowski, who wrote two of the six news stories in the project, said she enjoyed working with teens in in other countries to shape hundreds of quotes into stories.
“It was a challenge to put together,” she said.
Glogowski said her favorite part was working with so many teens to shape stories on the single topic of Obama’s inauguration.
The students asked their peers in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Australia what they expected from an Obama administration and what it meant to see a change in the leadership of the United States.
Many shared the view of Cyrilla Mulindi, a 19-year-old Kenyan living in South Africa, who said that Obama’s election means that “anything is possible!”
While many young people shared that hope, the student writers also found worries about the economy and concern that Obama cannot live up to the hype.
The entire issue is online at ReadTheTattoo.com, which has been publishing young writers under the volunteer guidance of veteran Bristol Press reporters Jackie Majerus and Steve Collins for more than 15 years.

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Contact Steve Collins at scollins@bristolpress.com


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's impressive for a bunch of kids. You and Jackie are to be commended for sharing your time and talent with these young reporters. They are obviously learning well!

Anonymous said...

Cute kids.