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Khristopher Brooks

Jacksonville, Florida
News Reporter — Newsday
Covers:  education, k12, hbcu higher education, higher ed
Doesn't Cover: energy, business, minority issues, science, arts, politics, health, sports, religion, technology

I'm just a dude from Detroit who miraculously survived journalism school - twice. Oh, and I'm a @Newsday Towns Reporter. That should count for something, right?

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KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS is an education reporter at the Florida Times-Union and

Before coming to Florida, Brooks was the higher education reporter for the Omaha World-Herald. He covered public and private universities and community colleges in Nebraska and western Iowa. Brooks le...


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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job was an education reporter at the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier. I stayed there for a year and a half. Learned a lot from that job

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm not that young, of course I've used a typewriter. I miss typewriters actually. Maybe I'll buy one for just to stare at it occassionally.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means you spend life gathering the most important news for your readers to know on a given day. It also means you'll probably be poor.


Society of Professional Journalists Award

2003 - Scholarship
The Lawrence A. Laurain Scholarship is awarded each year to a student in a college in Southeast Michigan with a demonstrated interest in journalism. The scholarship honors the memory of the late Larry Laurain, who served as president of the Detroit chapter in 1985, shortly before his death. His journalism career spanned 17 years, including work with the Royal Oak Daily Tribune, the Macomb Daily, United Press International, and as city editor of the Oakland Press.

Virginia Press Association

2007 - Education Writing
Earned for writing a series of critical story about the federal No Child Left Behind Act