Before last week, Mariah Stewart didn’t have much of a commute.
Stewart, the crowdfunded scribe who was catapulted to national prominence when she became The Huffington Post’s Ferguson Fellow, would work from anywhere with Internet access: her home, the local library, a café. But starting last week, Stewart became a part of the newsroom at the St. Louis American, St. Louis’ historically black newspaper.
There, she has an office and will receive assignments, instruction and guidance from editors. The new digs are a welcome change for Stewart, who says she missed the chit-chat and camaraderie that permeates newsrooms every day.
“It’s so cool to be able to experience the newsroom experience,” she said.
Now, Stewart’s commute consists of a 35-minute drive from her residence in Florissant to St. Louis, where the American’s offices are. She works there during the day and arrives home around the same time her 6-year-old daughter gets back from school. Read more
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