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S1E4 Full Circle Disappearing Ink: A Grownup Story of a Teen Newspaper

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Dr. Marcus Matthews, an administrator for Shelby County Schools, was one of the first students on the Teen Appeal staff in 1997. Matthews, who wrote the TA's tag line "Giving Truth to Memphis Youth", talks about his experiences with the high school newspaper and how those experiences led to a journalism career and then eventually a doctorate degree in education and his current role with Shelby County Schools. In addition to his experience in the early years of the newspaper, Matthews also served as coordinator for the Teen Appeal for five years from 2007 to 2012.

Dr. Marcus Matthews, an administrator for Shelby County Schools, was one of the first students on the Teen Appeal staff in 1997. Matthews, who wrote the TA's tag line "Giving Truth to Memphis Youth", talks about his experiences with the high school newspaper and how those experiences led to a journalism career and then eventually a doctorate degree in education and his current role with Shelby County Schools. In addition to his experience in the early years of the newspaper, Matthews also served as coordinator for the Teen Appeal for five years from 2007 to 2012.

10 min

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