“Sometimes, I think people make honest mistakes but more often today, there's lots of very intentional inaccuracies. I think there's misinformation. I think there's disinformation.”
September 30th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
The art of storytelling: Tangible tips for narrative nonfiction
Listening to a zoning meeting on mailbox size restrictions, she found an elderly man disappointed that he could not use the oversized owl mailbox his grandson made for him. A seemingly drab zoning story shimmered after inserting the human element about a grandfather’s love for his family.
Disclosing a reporter’s passions, motives and inspirations for writing can increase transparency with the public and prevent consumers from thinking a reporter is “trying to cover it up.”
September 29th, 2023 • 2023: Las Vegas
Charting a Course: How Treasurer Candidates Plan to Navigate Financial Challenges
“As a working journalist, you were joining to support the first amendment to support the code of ethics, but that runs up against the money at some point.”
Yarbough started caring for her mother after she started having severe medical complications and could no longer live alone. The full-time journalist struggled with the everyday riggers of caring for her aging mother, from dealing with medical care, mobility and other errands.
“There are a lot of women in newsrooms [now], but they tend to be reporters and not newsroom leaders, so we have to work on that.”