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Brody’s BPS deficit coverage

I have sent an email about my school paper's coverage of the Birmingham Public Schools (BPS) budget deficit to a bunch of local media people but I also wanted to reach out to you and say how much I've come to admire Lisa Brody’s work.


I've lived in Birmingham my whole life but until this week I hadn't read Downtown Newsmagazine, but I started reading online and got a paper copy of the most recent issue and I've really enjoyed it. 


There's almost no great local journalism around here, and it seems to be a dying thing just about everywhere. But seeing work like what Lisa Brody has done gives someone like me hope that I'm not attempting to board a sunken ship.


Even just with the BPS budget coverage, Downtown Newsmagazine was the only paper with anything more than a regurgitation of a district email.


In short: I love the work Lisa Brody has been doing and I hope she keeps doing it so people like me can read it.


Alex Walters

Birmingham

(Walters is the managing editor of The Seaholm Highlander student newspaper at Seaholm High School.)

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