By the time a lot of professional journalists awoke Friday morning to learn about a mass shooting inside a Colorado movie theater, 18-year-old Morgan Jones had already been providing minute-by-minute coverage to a rapt audience for hours.
For the past several weeks we’ve been featuring the voices and perspectives of inner-city teens from Arupe Jesuit Academy in Denver. Our youth radio project is part of collaboration with the Denver non-profit Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. The goal is to teach teens of all walks of life how to become better writers and speakers.
Denver has been selected as the home of a new U.S. Patent and Trademark office. David Kappos, the Under Secretary for Intellectual Property says the additional locations will help the reduce backlog of patents waiting for approval.