Granite State Student Voice

New Hampshire Student Media Association

Anna Waldron hones journalism skills at Franklin Pierce conference

by Travis Fischer
@TravisDFischer

Anna Waldron goes into her Junior year politically charged and ready to inform others on the upcoming presidential election.

 

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Anna Waldron works on her first assignment. Photo by Travis Fischer

Waldron, a creative videographer from Souhegan High School in Amherst, NH, was first introduced to the political world during her sophomore year by one of her teachers when he invited her to join The Claw, the school’s newspaper. Because of her background in videography, she was the perfect person to travel with the news crew and film presidential candidates’ rallies. Waldron has recorded footage of Bernie Sanders, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Donald Trump.

 

Currently Waldron is attending the Presidency and the Press at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH to improve her understanding on how the press interacts with politicians.

When asked why she was interested in politics, she said

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Waldron begins first day at Franklin Pierce. Photo by Travis Fischer

“Politics can divide a nation and start wars, or it could unite the continent and keep peace for years, all based on a few people’s opinions.” She also understands that the policies made affect people and their lives, whether it be positive or negative.

“The media plays a huge role in politics because they can sway people’s opinions in a matter of a few words,” Waldron.

 

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