Parents and educators accompanied students from across Phoenix to the Young Reporters Workshop at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Young reporters accompanied by their parents and teachers filled the First Amendment Forum at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students from all over the Phoenix region were able to take part in five mini-workshops, including news writing, reporting, mobile photography and broadcast news anchor reading. Mark Lodato, an associate dean at the school and general manager for Arizona PBS, gave the keynote address in which he detailed the importance journalism plays in the community and also recounting some of his favorite memories as a journalist. 

Throughout the workshop, students took part in workshops that included a mini-reporting workshop with Fernanda Santos, an award-winning author and journalist who is also a professor at the Cronkite school. Joining her were Dave Seibert, a photojournalist who is the former director of photography at the Arizona Republic; Juliana Vasquez-Keating, a morning producer at FOX 10 Phoenix; and Bear Essential News' own Stephen Gin, editor, Renee Griffith, young reporter coordinator, and art director Gary Shepard, who created Young Reporters press badges on site for the students. 

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Mark Lodato, an associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, welcomes almost 150 parents, educators and young reporters at first Young Reporters Workshop hosted by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Downtown Phoenix.

Renee Griffith, a Young Reporters coordinator for Bear Essential News, welcome the attendees to the Young Reporter Workshop 2018. 

Mark Lodato, an associate dean at the Cronkite School, and Alexis Trujillo, the outreach coordinator for the school, welcome some of the parents and educators who wanted to tour the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.