At the Voice, we cover stories in a section of Durham where most other outlets only bother to report on crime. The police know our community as “The Bullseye” for the way it looks on a crime heat map, but we don’t believe that is all the community should see itself as.

It is the Voice’s mission to supply the information our community needs, as well as more positive coverage of the many good things happening there. I personally wrote a lot about music, including stories on a Black History Month choir concert and Barbershop Revival.

I also served as a print editor for the Voice. Every edition I put stories together in Adobe InDesign for the free paper we distribute in the community.

Working with the Voice is a part of the Community Journalism course at UNC-CH. My professor was the wonderful Jock Lauterer who taught me so much about reporting, running a paper and serving a community.