Making the news: Stout students talk about contributing to local journalism

9 Apr 2021


University of Wisconsin-Stout student Dominic Yates spent a year writing news articles for the Eau Claire-based digital publication Chippewa Valley Post and said he learned more about working in the news world than he would have in the classroom.

“It was overall a great experience,” said Yates, a junior majoring in professional communications and emerging media, who worked for a year with editor David Gordon. “It was extremely eye-opening. Giving college students a chance to learn and get real-life experience is so important. I learned so many things I don’t think I could have in a classroom.”

Yates, of Eau Claire, said he learned how to interview people and to ask follow-up questions. With COVID-19 he also learned new communications using video.

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