Wednesday, April 6, 2016

9-year-old reporter breaks news of murder in town, fires back at adult critics

Tom Jackman of the Washington Post reports:
"Reporter Hilde Kate Lysiak got the tip early Saturday afternoon that there was heavy police activity on Ninth Street. She hustled over with her pen and camera, as any good reporter would, and soon she posted something short online, beating her competitors.
"Then, working the neighbours and the cops, she nailed down her scoop with a full-length story and this headline:
"The online story not only beat the local daily paper, but she also included a short video from the crime scene, assuring viewers that 'I’m working hard on this investigation.'
"Then Monday came and Hilde had to go back to third grade. She is 9."

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