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The news is all around

By Michael Moon Adviser One of the biggest challenges for a young journalist, I believe, is to teach oneself the art of finding news. It's all around us, but far too often as an adviser, I hear students say things like "there's nothing going on" or "there's nothing to write about." I'm a former journalist myself, and I remember my first week in a newsroom at a community paper. Our town had more than one stoplight (but not much more), and while some communities are referred to as "one-horse towns," at least our horses had company (though not too much). The point is, I remember the days of sitting at my desk and thinking the same thing my students think today: "There's nothing going on." And yet, news really is all around us. It was for me way back then (almost five years ago now), and it is for students at Kinston High.