Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Reporter, New Beat

New reporter will keep focus on education reform | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com

The Star announced the hiring of a new reporter to cover an education beat. Editor Dennis Ryerson introduced Scott Elliott with a simple Q&A column but also paints a picture of the challenges a new reporter faces, especially developing a new beat.

The Star has been closely monitoring the current education debates here in Indiana, so it should be interesting to watch how Scott handles the strong opinions and outspoken readers. Since Scott is also on the board of the National Education Writers Association, I have a feeling he can handle the pressure.