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Christian Pedersen: Reporter

May 18, 2023


courtesy of Christian Pedersen

Senior Christian Pedersen, a reporter on The Cardinal Times staff is interested in photography and plans to use it after high school. He has enjoyed his time on the staff.

Senior Christian Pedersen joined The Cardinal Times staff this year as a reporter, and has had a fun and constructive experience on the school newspaper. 

He began his path in journalism when he took the Mass Communications class as a junior. He was drawn to journalism because he is interested in investigating issues that concern his community. He also wants to understand the entire story of the issues he is reporting on.

Pederson became interested in photography when he took a photography class and started to learn how to load film and shoot. Being on The Cardinal Times has allowed Pedersen to express his interest in photography as well as writing. 

I think the photo that goes with an article can sometimes carry [the same] weight [as] the writing when presented,” he said. “The photo draws people to the article and is often the first thing looked at by readers, which is why I think the quality and accuracy of them is important.”

He is considering a minor that would allow him to incorporate photography at the University of Oregon. He is also looking forward to using journalism after high school. 

“I am excited to see the opportunities in college where I can incorporate journalism [and] communications,” Pedersen said.

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