Poynter Institute: Summer Fellowship for Young Journalists

Summer fellows

Group shot of summer fellows and faculty.

The fellowship was, by far, one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The fellows and faculty taught me that storytelling comes in all shapes and sizes. Telling stories isn’t just about writing articles – it’s about being conscious observers and capturing moments through the written word and photography. It’s about gathering the sounds of stories through audio. It’s about recording life on video, and visualizing the overall package through design and layout.

We covered lots of stories on our beats. Perhaps the greatest story of all, though, was that of our journey together as young journalists. We were all so different, yet journalism bound us together, and still does.  

Our collaboration, hard work and incredible talent made for a productive six weeks. And our senses of humor, openess, and sincerity made us not just a team of journalists, but a group of friends that I will never forget. Thanks, fellow fellows, for showing me that the future of journalism is in good hands.

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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