My name is Lisi Merkley, and I study journalism at Brigham Young University.

Telling stories and exploring new ideas is my passion. From a young age I’ve loved reading books and newspapers. When I was in third grade, my teacher gave us a challenge to read the newspaper every day, and it’s stuck with me ever since.

I think there is a real value in knowing what is happening in the world, and I’m hoping to be a part of the dissemination of all kinds of news: technology, food, culture and politics. I also feel passionate to find a solution to the “fake news” dilemma and the decreasing trust in news media. This has led me to study both written and audio journalism.

On this website you can find all the episodes of my podcast, Loyal, Strong and Stressed, and the articles I’ve written for BYU’s The Daily Universe.

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