Justin Chang
A senior at Jefferson, Justin Chang is in his fourth year of working on the newsmagazine staff. As an Editor-in-Chief, Chang works with the tjTODAY staff to help meet deadlines for publication dates, assists production of online and print articles, and designs spreads for the magazine issues. Chang served as a staff reporter in his freshman and sophomore years, a Team Leader his junior year, and Editor-in-Chief his senior year. Chang initially started tjTODAY because he enjoyed Journalism in middle school and wished to continue it throughout high school, and his participation in journalism has proven to be filled with memorable experiences and, surprisingly, valuable life-long lessons.

"Being in journalism has taught me about not only how to view the world and perceive certain situations critically, but also how to interact with people and search for information under various circumstances," Chang said. In his free time, Chang enjoys watching and playing sports, catching up on the latest movies and TV series, and hanging out with friends.

As for his future, after high school, Chang wishes to pursue a career in journalism and law. “I recently went on a tour of the campus at George Washington University in D.C. and one of the things that stood out to me was the School of Media and Public Affairs. I remember the guide telling us how student journalists here met and interacted with politicians and how they really got the chance to learn about new issues," Chang said. "Later that day, I realized that this is what I wanted to do with my life.”

Justin Chang, Editor-in-Chief

Feb 08, 2020
Spring sports overview (Media)
Jan 11, 2020
Top 9 of 2019: late-night show moments (Story)
Sep 18, 2019
Power up (Story/Media)
May 08, 2019
Varsity Softball 4-12 loss against Wakefield: photo gallery (Story)
Mar 23, 2019
Junior Varsity Boys Soccer defeats W.T. Woodson to clinch first win in nearly three years (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
JV Boys Soccer photo gallery (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
Digging for treasure (Story)
Jan 12, 2019
Top 8 of 2018: World Cup matches (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Cultivating Jefferson’s beauty (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
HUM II field trip cut short (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Back in style (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
No-Neighborhood Bus Stop Policy Impacts Hundreds of Students Alike (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Stuck on the sidelines (Story/Media)
May 20, 2018
Varsity baseball loses crucial game one week prior to the National District Quarterfinals (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Seth Meyers’ top 5 moments at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
Freshman Boys Basketball start season with a loss to Mount Vernon (Story)
Nov 12, 2017
A foreign performance of Jackie Chan in “The Foreigner” (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Romantic and survival obstacles in “The Mountain Between Us” (Story)
May 21, 2017
Boys varsity soccer qualifies for Capitol Conference Finals, after defeating Lee High School 1-0 (Story)
May 03, 2017
Varsity baseball takes its 2nd consecutive win, defeating Falls Church 13-6 (Story)
May 02, 2017
Varsity baseball takes its 2nd consecutive win, defeating Falls Church 13-6 (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
From deer pellets to DNA extraction, Jefferson freshmen complete complex procedures with IBET (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2017
Prominent companies visit Jefferson to offer internship opportunities (Story)
Jan 09, 2017
Bridge club offers much excitement during eighth period (Story/Media)
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