We’re always excited to go behind-the-scenes with creators who are redefining their field — and to figure out how they’re doing it.
Who is Jarrett Hill?
Last week, we chatted with Jarrett Hill, the journalist on everyone’s mind after he broke the story that Melania Trump plagiarized portions of her Republican National Convention speech from a previous speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. Jarrett is a prime example of how journalism is being reshaped and reinvented before our very eyes. Despite all the media attention in Cleveland, it was Jarrett who scooped the pros via Twitter and broke the story from 2,000 miles away.
How can young creatives stay ahead?
We asked Jarrett to walk us through how he broke the story, how social media is disrupting traditional news, and his advice for aspiring reporters. His top tip? “Even if you’re not affiliated with a news agency or blog, start one. If you want to be a journalist, just start paying attention, and learn how to write.”
Listen to our conversation above, and then browse Skillshare for more classes in writing, storytelling, and breaking the story you have to tell.
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