The local press have a direct pulse on the community

March 13, 2020

Glenn Rohrbacker is a journalist from Long Island who graduated from the University of New Haven in 2018. He went to college for music but ended up finding a new passion for journalism instead.

After interviewing him, we learned all of the topics he likes to write about, some include the recent news about the coronavirus, interviews, new businesses and the government. He likes learning about new things in his community and introducing new ideas to people who don’t know about them.

He, along with his classmates, was inspired by his English teacher to always improve upon themselves. The impact from his teacher, Mr. Orenzo, led him to become the Editor in Chief of the Charger Bulletin, had his work published in Editor and Publisher Magazine in the “critical thinking” column and have his work recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the NY State Press Association.

Glenn Rohrbacker currently works as the Associate Editor of the Long Island Advance and has published over 600 articles in his career. 

One of the most interesting ones being about the environment and climate change. He likes hearing feedback from his readers about how the information he wrote about was helpful to them. For young journalists, he says to take long breaks to refresh your memory if you have writer’s block.

*Editor’s Note: This article is the collective work of the junior journalists from Barton Elementary school with the assistance of their high school mentor.

Photo by Phoebe Lawson
Glenn Rohrbacker from the LI Advance shares his experiences working as a local journalist to inform readers in our community.
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