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Liz Giegerich visits PHS

May 20, 2012 • Johnna Hayward   

Filed under Sports & Clubs, Top Stories in PHS Mercury

On Monday, the 14th of May, Liz Giegerich came to Peekskill High School to talk to the Mercury staff about online journalism. She discussed how she came to be a journalist, and her current job working for the Patch. Liz explained that going into college, she had not planned to be a journalist, instead she had worked to recieive a degree in communciations. How she came to be a journalist was through the world-wide catastrophie of Hurricane Katrina. The college she attended was located in New Orleans which gave her the “inside scoop” as to what was actually going on. She explained that she was inspired to write by the people and events around her, and that is what ultimately lead to her job at the Patch. She inspired the Mercury staff to continue our writing because never before had we realized that we could have a job in journalism. We thank Liz Geigerich for sharing her story with us, so now we can create stories of our own.

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Liz Giegerich May 22, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Thanks to PHS Mercury for having me. It was nice talking to the great group of girls behind the high school paper. Thanks Johnna for the nice article.


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