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25 Journalists to Meet in Madison, WI for Four-Day Training on Statehouse Reporting
CHARLESTON, WV: WVPB Government Reporter Randy Yohe has been selected by the National Press Foundation (NPF) for the 2023 Statehouse Reporters Fellowship next month in Madison, Wisconsin.
The National Press Foundation will welcome 25 journalists to its Statehouse Reporting Fellowship in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept. 18-21, 2023. This year’s class has been drawn from newsrooms across the country.
In keeping with NPF’s mission to “make good journalists better,” the four-day training features a team of expert speakers and instructors to help guide journalists through the thicket that is the legislative process, where hard-ball politics makes the job of accountability and the search for the truth even tougher. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting.
“I’m proud and humbled to receive this fellowship, I give all credit to my WVPB colleagues. Covering the colorful West Virginia Statehouse is rewarding, exhausting and exasperating all at once, and for a fellow with 37 years of broadcast journalism under his belt, it’s still a daily challenge I strive to meet,” commented Yohe. “I’m looking forward to this fellowship conference – learning how others in other states glean their story fodder – and tell a few Babydog stories while I’m there.”
Yohe earned this opportunity through his 40 years of experience as a broadcast journalist. He started his career at WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA in 1986, relocating to West Virginia to join WSAZ-TV in Huntington in 1988. Yohe stayed at WSAZ through 2012, moving then to WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV in 2014.
He has been the Statehouse and Government Reporter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston since 2018.
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