9 Year Old Girl Beats Major Media On Murder Story

Posted April 20, 2016
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9 year old Hilde Kate Lysiak heard from a reliable source about a crime that had happened a short drive from her home in Pennsylvania, grabbed her dad and a camera and went to do some reporting.

It used to be that if you wanted to be a journalist you had a long road ahead of you before you would get a good byline or appear on TV.  You had to go to journalism school, you had to work for a local paper, you had to pay your dues and wait for the media higher ups call upon you. 

That is no longer the case in the 21st century, and Pennsylvania girl Hilde Kate Lysiak is a perfect example of that.  TheVJ.com user Merle Braley broke the story for us and let us know about young Lysiak's story. 9 year old Lysiak, whose father was a print journalist, runs a local monthly paper and when she heard about the crime near by, she broke the story long beofre local news outlets on youtube.

Even if you are not interested in journalism you have to admire Lysiak's drive, and her attitude can be applied to any video endevour.  Technology today allows for any one of us to pick up a smartphone and create content.  Journalism aside, the difference between you and anyone who makes a living through video now is simply that they are doing it.  Just like Lysiak you just need to pick up your camera and get producing.  You can do this.

After her report took youtube by storm and made local news pick up the story too, many backlashed against Lysiak.  She had this repsponse.


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