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Covering student loan forgiveness: 5 tips from Danielle Douglas-Gabriel

While Douglas-Gabriel recommends journalists interview researchers and academics when reporting on student debt and loan forgiveness, she says it’s important to reach out to other types of experts to get a fuller understanding of the issue.

“There are a wealth of people paying attention to this space who don’t get much attention for it,” she says.

She suggests interviewing:

  • Consumer attorneys whose clients are borrowers struggling to pay their college debt.
  • Borrower advocates and advocacy groups such as The Institute of Student Loan Advisors.
  • Former legislators and government leaders who years ago helped design or set up student loan forgiveness policies.