September 29, 2022

Communication Week Night Interview (9-29-2022)

by Chompers

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Jasmine is back with New York Times reporter Caitlin Dickerson to talk about the news. 

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>> Rachel: Welcome back to Chompers, your morning and night tooth brushing show. Tonight, our friend Jasmine is back with a special interview.  Jasmine lets go!

>> Jasmine: Thanks! It’s Communication Week, and we’re back with newspaper report Caitlin Dickerson. Start brushing on one side of the top of your mouth. Want to count us in Caitlin?

>> Caitlin: Ok. 3, 2, 1 brush!! 

>> Jasmine: So you're a reporter. 

>> Caitlin: Yeah. 

>> Jasmine: You write for a newspaper. 

>> Caitlin: Yeah.

>> Jasmine: You write what's going on. 

>> Caitlin: Yes.

>> Jasmine: What is the news? 

>> Caitlin: Sometimes it's a new piece of information that's easy to remember it's in the name it's news. Other times it's information that people may already have but it's helping them understand that information in a different way. 

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and don’t brush to hard.

>> Jasmine: So how often do you publish, or create new articles for people to read? 

>> Caitlin: Many years ago we used to create one newspaper, everyday. But now we have the Internet which allows us to publish articles all the time day night weekends holidays so we are always creating a new version of the newspaper and the latest version is what you see when you go to our Web site the New York Times dot com 

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and make sure youre brushing the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.  

>> Jasmine: Do you remember how old you were when you first thought you might want to be a reporter or a journalist? 

>> Caitlin: I think I was in elementary school when I first thought about the idea of being a journalist because I used to sit in the backseat of my parent's car and listen to the news on the radio and be very interested in what people were saying and interested in learning about different different places and things that I knew nothing about. And I thought the idea of being able to. To share that kind of information. Would be really fun.

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too. 

>> Jasmine Do you have any advice for kids who might want to become reporters in the future. 

>> Caitlin: If you want to be a reporter when you grow up, spend a lot of time reading and a lot of time writing because both of those things take practice. And I think you should start to pay close attention to what's happening around you. When you're sitting in a restaurant and you're eating, look over at another family and think about how their life might be different from yours. 

>> Jasmine: That’s all the time we have for today. Thanks again to Caitlin Dickerson, and the New York Times. You can find some of Caitlin’s work at Caitlin, want to count us out?


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!!