Shoshana Walter

Shoshana Walter loves to write stories.

She has her pick of them at The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida, where she began as a police reporter in Nov. 2007.

In July, she completed a summer reporting fellowship at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. where she took lessons and meals with some of the best in field, wrote articles for PointsSouth.net, and did her best to avoid sunburns. She was one of 16 young journalists nationwide selected for the program.

Shoshana graduated from Mount Holyoke College in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and a concentration in ethnic and gender studies. During her first year at Mount Holyoke, she founded a print magazine called Feminist Uproar. She interned for the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA in 2006, where she wrote local news including profiles of some of the Pioneer Valley�s most colorful citizens, as well as community responses to national and international developments, such as the crisis in Lebanon and Israel.

Before she became interested in newspaper journalism, Shoshana worked and wrote for the National Organization for Women of New York City, Shelterforce Magazine of the National Housing Institute, and historical feminist magazine, Off Our Backs in Washington, D.C.


Personal Narrative – Shoshana Walter

Editor’s note: The original version of this article included the name of the artist, his wife and his friend. At the request of the family, their names have been removed.

It was an awkward goodbye.

The dying artist wanted to … Read more

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In pageant’s glow, ushers reflect on glamour

The Miss Florida pageant is about to begin and friends and family of the 40 contestants pour through the doors of the Mahaffey Theater. They are decked out in dresses and jewels, suits and ties, perfume and hairspray.

Neither the … Read more

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A St. Petersburg artist wonders, What have I given the world?

Jack Barrett did not have an appointment when he and his wife marched into the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts and handed the chief curator a stack of Barrett’s sketchbooks. He has filled hundreds over his lifetime, and considers … Read more

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A gallery of memory

Pat Burgess, the owner of Salt Creek Artworks, doesn’t have
a favorite painter.

She likes Cezanne, whose home she saw on a group tour of France
earlier this year. She likes that other impressionist painter who cut his ear
off. … Read more

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New terminal, new life for Albert Whitted Airport

For years, the green bench outside of the Bay Air office building has been the only spot at Albert Whitted Municipal Airport to sit and watch planes fly by. Its green paint gleams beneath the open sky on sunny days. … Read more

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