By Mary Kate Brogan
It’s been a crazy couple of days, but I think this journey to New Orleans has taught me a lot about innovation and creativity, both of which will help our organization in the end. I’ve seen some of the amazing things newspapers have done going fully digital. I’ve learned about journalism bootcamps that have helped create excitement around learning new skills. I’ve discovered a new way of training students to keep them coming back. I truly hope that my colleagues and I can take what we’ve learned here and use it to innovate in the industry, invest more in the success of our reporters and better our organization for future generations of Elon students to come.
I thank Colin Donohue and The Pendulum for allowing me to go to New Orleans and have this unforgettable experience. The knowledge I’ve gained is something I will no doubt share with my fellow staffers and friends for many months to come.