Journalism

Student journalists are breaking big stories

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Some of the extraordinary investigations and features from college and high school journalists over the past few months suggest that the future of journalism is in safe hands.

The latest: Student journalists from Lexington, Ky., took to their paper's editorial page over the weekend to report about being shunned from a Betsy Devos education roundtable the was marketed as "open press," The Washington Post reports.

2 men arrested under Terrorism Act in connection with death of Irish journalist

In this image, an ambulance is parked on a street with a wall behind it that reads "IRA are done: Defeated Army"
A police van parked near where Lyra McKee was killed Friday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has reported 2 arrests in connection with the death of LGBTQ investigative journalist and author Lyra McKee, who was killed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Friday while covering riots that have followed ongoing Brexit proceedings, the Irish Times reports.

The bottom line: 2 men, ages 18 and 19, were arrested on Saturday under the Terrorism Act and have not yet been formally charged. Police said that a gunman fired shots toward police officers during the riots, which was also described by a reporter at the scene, per the BBC. Police are attributing Friday's violence to the New Irish Republican Army dissident group, which is not affiliated with the Provisional Irish Republican Army known for its role in the 1968-to-1998-era of the "Troubles,” per the New York Times.