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Many homeschooled students want to have a voice in the media. What would you say to a student who is interested in becoming a journalist?
Well, I would say, bravo! The news-media play a vital role in a free society and if we’re to remain a free, self-governing society we need to be informed, not propagandized. An influx of homeschooled students into the profession can only make it better. On a practical level, what I would advise students interested in this line of work to do is to be the very best students they can possibly be: disciplined, determined, curious. And you’ll find as I did as someone with a different worldview than most of my colleagues that it becomes, actually, a major advantage. That a different worldview is like having different eyes through which you see the world, allowing you to see stories and trends that everyone else around you just doesn’t see.
Well, I am really excited about the day when we have a lot of homeschoolers occupying the major seats on television, radio, and print journalism. It’ll be really a wonderful thing. Thank you so much for your leadership, Joseph. I’m Mike Farris.