A long time ago
there was this kid named Andeh, just a teen, writing for a two-state wide newspaper. Andeh was assigned a mentor, a senior journalist at the newspaper. With this mentor, the kid meshed out ideas with, to come up with stories that were "youth" oriented. Of course, Andeh wanted to cover the controversial stuff, that the newspaper hardly ever did. Let's say Andeh wanted to come up with a story about a controversial subject, we'll call it "candycanes" and share it with mentor. Mentor said awesome, and leaped for joy. Andeh spent three months writing it, talking to groups of students about "candycanes", Andeh called the editor for the teens who wrote for the paper, and kept getting the run-around "re-work it" "do more research" finally, with two articles completed for different seasons, and having participated on a forum on "candycanes" with others at the paper, and after having one non-controversial article published about something else, meanwhile,
Editor tells Andeh that the articles can't be used. Why? Because a senior journalist had written an article on "candycanes" And talked to students about it, in the same round-table forum as Andeh. Who was the journalist? Andeh's mentor. Three years later, Andeh's mentor was still writing, no, "specializing" in writing about "candycanes" and youth, and the paper forever more had several focuses a couple times a year about "candycanes".
The journalist still works for the paper. Got promoted to feature writer. Andeh decided to probably never write in journalism in the future.
Yeah, integrity in writing and honesty is mucho important to me.