Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Journalism Club Information

Students in the club learn how to use cameras and computers and how to write journalistic-style stories. Club members are selected through an application process, which is like a job application. The group meets once a week before school, on Friday. She starts with lessons in basic journalism skills; such as general vocabulary, writing skills, an introduction to photography and using the computer to file your story.   As a group, the club brainstorms story ideas. Afterward the brainstorming session, students will be paired up to focus on one story.

Members and Meetings:
          *Any third, fourth, or fifth grader may apply
          *Meetings are held in the media center.
          *Meetings are every Friday from 7:20-7:50.
          *You must have great behavior at all club meetings and on all assignments. Students who do not behave will not be allowed to continue in the club.
          *You may not have any missing assignments in your classes at school. You won't be allowed to attend club meetings until all assignments are turned in!
          *You must make all deadlines for the newspaper. That means your articles and/or pictures have to be turned in no later than 2:00 on the day due.
          *All articles for the newspaper must be approved by a teacher in the club.
          *Some assignments like interviews and pictures may have to be done during the school day. The club will work with teachers in the school to find the best time for these assignments.


*It is easy to sign up for Journalism Club! Just ask for an application at school. Your parent will need to help you fill it out.