First graduate, twice first reporter: Meet Yvonne Campbell, pioneer

Writing was an everyday activity for Yvonne Campbell. Starting at a very young age, she penned poetry, stories, letters, and speeches for church. “I was fascinated by newspapers. It’s how I learned to read.” “Since elementary school, I wanted to be a writer,” she said. “I had written all my life.” In sixth grade, her … Continue reading

Baton Rouge pioneers: Black women break into journalism

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we looked into our own industry to find the presence of Black women in news. Today, there are dozens Black female journalists and news producers in Baton Rouge who have followed the path chartered by three phenomenal pioneers. Here are their stories: During the same span of five years … Continue reading