From Nellie Bly’s work as an undercover reporter in the late 1800s, to Barbara Walter’s work as the first woman co-hosting an evening news program, women continue to break and challenge the bounds of media. With these fearless women laying the foundation, Teen Voices is recognizing notable female journalists of today.
Lucy Atkins is a well-respected and highly acclaimed author. And when it comes to journalism, she has almost all of the bases covered: book critic, advice columnist, and nonfiction author. If nothing else, she knows how to communicate and she does so effortlessly! Here at Teen Voices, we’re calling her the J.K. Rowling of health magazines! She has sold more than 40,000 copies of her books, and made books that people not only enjoy, but often deem as having “literally saved their lives.”
“Telling people’s stories, that’s the number one thing. I guess you could call it my passion,” Emily Sweeney, reporter for The Boston Globe, told Teen Voices. The president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sweeney is no stranger to the daily grind of reporting. Her work has been featured in renowned publications such as The New York Times and Yankee Magazine.
Reporting the untold stories of “others,” Bianca Vázquez Toness is a reporter at Boston’s National Public Radio (NPR) station, WBUR. Drawing on her experience as a foreign correspondent living and working in Mexico, Vázquez Toness discusses her transition from print to radio journalism, and how to find the hidden story.