High School Journalists: Create a FB Page

This post is a continuation of the previous post that was published earlier today, which pertains to high school journalism students who are interested in having their work shown to the world, online. 

Another activity you can do, no matter if you are in school or taking a summer break is…

Create a Facebook Page where you can publish your written work or the photographs you’ve taken at certain events/places. This can also be placed on your resume and shown to that one individual who interviews you when looking for a certain place to work, after receiving your Bachelor’s Degree from college. It’s important to receive and have experience under your belt because that is what will help you get a job in the real world. Not just a diploma from high school with some experience, but college experience as well (internships, practicums, etc). 




High School Journalists: Create A Blog

High school is a place where opportunities are given: through determination and with the help of students collaborating together to finish their assigned deadlines before the school year ends. For high school journalism students, here is one activity you can do when you are in school or out for the summer.

You can…

Create a blog and publish your work, which will give you the experience that can be added onto your resume. However, you must post on a daily basis or you will not receive any responses nor likes. It’s great to receive feedback because it helps you grow as a blogger and as a journalist.

Yearbook Staff Guidelines:

Being on the yearbook staff is fun, but the workload can be an overload. In other words, you have to plan ahead of time and meet deadlines, constantly. There are more than one assignments you will be given throughout the year and they only relate to the sections you work on. For example, if you volunteered to cover sports, your editor-in-chief will ask you to attend certain games on campus to take pictures or interview one of the players. A list of the players’ names will be given to you and it’s your job to make sure you have the story written out and ready to turn in as soon as you finish correcting punctuation and grammatical errors. These tips and guidelines are set in stone for various reasons. It’s not only to make sure the staff, overall, have completed their sections which are in preparation for publishing at a yearbook company, but it’s the adviser’s responsibility to guide and lead the staff in a right and successful direction that will be both rewarding, hardworking and memorable.