Being a Cub Reporter on the Education Beat

While reporting for WBHM, Kyra Miles became a 2021 EWA Awards finalist, found a supportive community and worked to center student voices. Hear about Kyra’s first year on the job. (EWA Radio Episode 307)

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Being a cub reporter on the education beat can feel overwhelming at times: People talk in acronyms you don’t understand; there’s a ton of complicated research to wade through, and everyone has an opinion on what you should cover!

In this week’s EWA Radio episode, Kavitha Cardoza chats with Kyra Miles, who recently finished her first year as a reporter at WBHM, the NPR affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Kyra was also a 2021 EWA Awards finalist for Audio Storytelling (Smaller Newsroom). She reported on the story after just three months on the job. Kyra explains how she created a supportive community as a young, Black reporter and how she centers student voices. Additionally, she shares the worst part of being an education journalist!

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