Carson Tappan discusses modern day journalism and the practice of "muckraking". He also explored the role of the rising generation in transparency and media honesty.
Carson Tappan is a junior attending Louisburg High School. He is actively involved in both the debate and forensics programs, among other activities and clubs at LHS. Carson is most known for his work as an independent filmmaker. In 2015, Carson released his first feature documentary, Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget, a satirical, yet critical look on the current Kansas budget crisis. The film received acclaim from audiences and was an official selection and award winner at the 2015 Kansas City Film Festival. The documentary has also been viewed over fifteen thousand times on his YouTube channel. Carson is currently working on a second documentary film that will be released in late 2016 or early 2017. After high school, Carson hopes to pursue a degree in film, preferably in Los Angeles.
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