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Poster: Alison OK Date: Feb 12, 2019 2:55pm
Forum: news Subject: Journalist Resource: Five ways to find public figures’ yearbooks

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page features an image of a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robes; Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook page is littered with references to drinking, parties and insulting references to a peer at a nearby girls’ school. The racist and sexist content contained within these pages have received scrutiny from constituents, public figures and the media. Yearbooks are news. “I think it’s safe to say that it’s open season on yearbooks now, no matter what you’re running for,” said Jackie Kucinich, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast, this week on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” Often, school yearbooks are available to journalists — you only need to know where to look. Journalist’s Resource has pulled together a few suggestions for locating and accessing old yearbooks. Read full text.
This post was modified by Alison OK on 2019-02-12 22:55:12