WhoWhatWhy’s Best Apprentice Stories of 2022

This summer, WhoWhatWhy once again ran its popular Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP). Five college students and recent graduates, some of whom were completely new to journalism, spent three months learning the craft and honing their skills.    The result was an impressive array of stories. Here is a selection of them.  
Lacie Wooten-Holway marching in a downpour for reproductive justice. Photo credit: Courtesy of Elise Kline

  After right-wing personalities singled out a peaceful pro-choice protester, their supporters immediately threatened and harassed her. She had to quit her job and is leaving Washington, DC. This is her story.     
Newsrooms of all types and sizes generally lack diversity. Photo credit: © Cherie Diez/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com

  While media outlets claim they desire more racial diversity in their newsrooms, the journalists who work for them say they are not doing enough to promote an inclusive workplace.     
Gas stove advertisement from February 25, 1953. Photo credit:

  Natural gas stoves frequently leak dangerous chemicals whether they’re on or off. New studies show the hidden health risks of this popular cooking method.     
During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people discovered the benefits of working from home. Photo credit: /

  A new study offers evidence of what the new normal will be: less grocery delivery, more socialization.    
Katy White of Washington, DC, attends a rally at the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022, after learning that the court may overturn Roe v. Wade. Photo credit: © Allison Bailey/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

  Years ago, two women stood on opposite sides of the abortion issue; this week, they met at the abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court and became friends.  
Amazon is fighting to reverse the outcome of the union election results at its JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island, NY. Christian Smalls is one of the key organizers for Amazon Labor Unions. Photo credit: © John Nacion/Action Press via ZUMA Press

  Virtually ignored by the media, Amazon is trying to reverse the election in which workers at one of its facilities voted to unionize.   
Anxiety and depression are prevalent in student-athletes in all sports. Photo credit: , , , , , and href=&;https://www.flickr.com/photos/neilabercrombie/11313707673/&; target=&;_blank&;>Governor Neil Abercrombie / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), , and

  Studies show that student-athletes are having more mental health issues after the pandemic. Who should be responsible?    
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This summer, WhoWhatWhy once again ran its popular Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP). Five college students and recent graduates, some of whom were completely new to journalism, spent three months learning the craft and honing their skills. 

 

The result was an impressive array of stories. Here is a selection of them.

 

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