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Watch: Sixth-grade reporter Rory Hu lobs tough questions at White House press secretary Jen Psaki

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  • Rory Hu, a young journalist from Nick News, showcased some top-notch interviewing skills during a press briefing with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday.
  • “So, first, there are concerns about the negative impacts of social media on the mental health of children,” said the sixth-grader. “Will the White House take any actions to prevent these adverse effects?”
  • “As a mom myself, Rory — my daughter is younger than you; she’d think you were very hip and cool, no doubt — this is a huge concern that I have, we have, the President has — is the impact of social media platforms, their enormous power, and the fact that it is largely unchecked,” Psaki replied.
  • Hu, who took over the spot of White House Correspondents Association President Steve Portnoy of CBS News Radio in the second row, earned praise from other journalists in the briefing room.
  • Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink praised Hu and said in jest that she is “much better” than the WHCA president.

A sixth-grade journalist showcased some top-notch interviewing skills during a press briefing with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday.

Rory Hu, a young reporter for the children’s network Nick News, impressed the briefing room as she asked Psaki some thoughtful questions.