Boston Globe Columnist Sarah Rodman Visits Teen Voices

Boston Globe arts and music columnist Sarah Rodman visited Teen Voices last Friday to talk about her start in journalism.

During her visit, she told the teen editors about some of the famous people she’s interviewed – including Nick Jonas and Snoop Dogg — which the teens found particularly exciting.

Rodman also shared some of her techniques for conducting successful interviews, such as being persistent in asking questions in order to get your interviewee to open up. She also suggests talking to people who know your interviewee in order to find out more information for your interview.

Rodman offered the girls some great advice about handling criticism as an arts and music columnist. She says she constantly reminds herself that as a columnist, it’s her job to write her opinion. If a reader doesn’t like it, that’s fine. When she gets harsh emails, she always responds politely and says that she’s sorry they feel that way. We’re so glad that Rodman visited Teen Voices to share her experiences with our teen editors.

Please visit the Globe’s website to read some of her work.

Sarah Rodman shares her experiences with Teen Voices' teen editors.

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4 responses to “Boston Globe Columnist Sarah Rodman Visits Teen Voices

  1. Hey,
    My name is Bria and I am a Peer Leader Assistant at Teen Voices and I was here that day that Sarah Rodman came to TV. Sarah Rodman was a great woman and she was really fun to talk to. I learned a lot about journalism and now I possibly would like to pursue a career in it.

  2. Hi, I’m a peer leader at Teen Voices and I just wanted to say that Sarah Rodman was the coolest person I ever met. She was very informative. Some of the things she shared about the celebrities she’s interviewed were shocking yet very exciting.

  3. I am so upset that I missed our workshop with Sarah Rodman! I hope I will have the opportunity to meet her again.

  4. Having someone come to Teen Voices and talk about their experiences with celebrities was great. Sarah Rodman talked about how she approaches each interview which excited the teens because she interviewed people that they are interested in or love as a celebrity.

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