Modern Day Scarlet Letter A

Many teenagers live half of their lives on social media sites and they're writing the rules as they go.

Radio Impact2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2013 / Courtney Stein / Temitayo Fagbenle / WNYC, USA

Many teenagers live half of their lives on social media sites and they're writing the rules as they go.

One online trend Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls "slut-shaming" using photos and videos to turn a girl's private life inside out.

The Modern Day Scarlet Letter A won the Radio Impact Award in the 2013 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. It was produced in 2012 by Temitayo Fagbenle and Courtney Stein, with editor Marianne McCune for WNYC's Radio Rookies.

Listen to all nine winners of the 2013 TC/RHDF Competition, and check out the EXTRA section below for a few related links, and to hear Temitayo and Courtney accepting their award.


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Temitayo Fagbenle

Temitayo Fagbenle is a 17-year-old WNYC Rookie Reporter of Nigerian descent.


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