Featured journalist: Karen Beninato
Today's featured journalist is the peerless Karen Beninato, a freelance journalist and producer for Forbes. Beninato has also contributed to The New Republic, Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, NOLA, Lens, and Fortnighter.
Her path in journalism understandably began as editor in chief of her high school newspaper, before she went pro as a newspaper reporter in suburban Chicago. Specifically, she credits meeting Jack Anderson for pursuing a career in news. Her best advice to journalists? "Ramen, Ramen, Ramen." As for her proudest work, she applies that label to a story that followed up one year after the BP oil spill. "Many of the parties felt forgotten when the world moved on," Beninato writes. For more such excellent work, check out her entire portfolio here.
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