I love journalism because through it, I can learn a little bit of everything–this article was my chance to learn more about economics.
- Because I had never taken a formal economics course, I turned to Motley Fool and publications such as Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal to learn more about the situation at-hand.
- Throughout the article I string in links from a variety of sources such as The Washington Post (left-leaning), The Wall Street Journal (right-leaning), and Bloomberg (centered) to maintain journalistic integrity and express viewpoints across the political spectrum.
- Written in a pyramid format, I focus on timeliness and brevity.
- To share both sides of this nuanced story, I conducted a 14 minute interview with former Robinhood user and Jefferson junior Irfan Nafi, who holds the opposing viewpoint of planning to return to Robinhood despite the controversy.
Despite never having taken a formal economics class, I set off to co-write an article concerning the stock market controversy surrounding Jefferson alumni and Robinhood founder Vladimir Tenev in one day. Ripe with pure adrenaline as my laptop’s clock hit 1:00 AM, I watched economics crash courses on two-times-speed, spitting out words like “brokerage” and “shorting”. Through this article, I not only grasped a deeper background in economics, but also attained a better understanding and appreciation of drive in the context of journalism timeliness. We received a "Best of SNO" award for this article.