Devon Yarbrough
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Devon Yarbrough

Devon Yarbrough is a sophomore attending the University of Missouri. She is majoring in journalism, with a print and digital editing emphasis and minoring in political science. When Devon graduates from the University of Missouri, she plans on futhering her education and attending law school. Devon is very excited to be working in Missouri Digital News, as it combines her two favorite interest of journalism and legal issues.


Stories by Devon Yarbrough in 2016 include:
Devon Yarbrough's Tweets @MDNnews in 2016

  • 01/26/2016: Senate debates about the housing surrounding Bridgeton Landfill http://bit.ly/1PClMGA
  • 02/03/2016: A legislative committee debated making oral contraceptives more accessible for women http://bit.ly/1mex5qP
  • 02/09/2016: Bill to change police lineup procedures was heard by Senate committee http://bit.ly/1PjT3TF
  • 02/09/2016: The procedure for police lineups may change if bill is passed. http://bit.ly/1PjU66b
  • 02/23/2016: A legislative committee is urged to restrict consumer lawsuits against companies. http://bit.ly/1KIwdGK
  • 03/03/2016: Bill to prevent racial profiling by Missouri Police was heard by Senate Committee http://bit.ly/1QvQ5tG
  • 03/03/2016: New ways to limit racial profiling by police is heard by Senate Committee http://bit.ly/1WYca88
  • 03/09/2016: Citizens share their thoughts on Religious liberties bill http://bit.ly/1RRmGN4
  • 03/16/2016: Bill to limit municipal court funding to city's budget is heard in Senate committee http://bit.ly/1QZxcBV
  • 04/12/2016: A Missouri legislative committee approves a plan for an option for Missourians to get a federally accepted ID. http://bit.ly/1VTaVJ2
  • 04/13/2016: Amendment to allow guns to be openly carried was passed in the Missouri House http://bit.ly/1VmOQ6w

Devon Yarbrough's Blog in 2016
Simplyfying

Posted 03/16/2016: 

On Tuesday, I came back to the newsroom after a hearing on a very complicated bill. I wasn't sure how I was going to start my story and for a while I was stuck. There were so many people who came to testify about the bill and the bill was confusing in itself.

Growing frustrated, I sought out my editor for some direction. He told me to keep the story simple and stick to the main facts. As I started to dissect the information, I realized how much easier it was when I simplified and found the main points in the information.

As I realized, most information can be simplyfied and then turned into news. As I grow as a journalist, I understand the importance of simplyfying the information to create a news story.  


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