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Paul Dunbar students collaborate with LEX18 to create news story

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 20:07:46-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Students at Paul Dunbar High School are getting journalism experience at an early age.

The students run the online school newspaper called the Lamplighter and also produce their own newscasts.

"I work with our broadcasts typically. We have a weekly broadcast called WPLD and I oversee that," Editor-in-chief Kennedy Gayheart noted.

Those students collaborated with LEX18 to help tell the story of Daniela Torres-Gomez, a fellow student who runs her own burger business.

"I really wanted the kids to get some in the field experience so that they would understand what it is like to be on the scene," Paul Dunbar media arts teacher Wendy Turner said.

Covering Daniela's story would accomplish just that.

"We pulled a team together and tried to plan it out beforehand before we went to the restaurant," Gayheart reflected.

"We wanted to get the story of what was going on and to get the story behind her restaurant."

Using both team's work, LEX18 and the student journalists were able to tell the story of Bubba's Burgers. Torres-Gomez was excited for the coverage from both her peers and the news.

"For people to notice it, its like weird. You're noticing what I'm doing, it is amazing," Daniela Torres-Gomez.