As these “High School Journalist” blog posts continue, here is another idea you can do for writing and photography purposes:
Buy a school binder, write about something you enjoy reading or watching, print it from your computer and stick it in your binder under different section names. To provide you with an example, if you are going to write about a certain movie, you can place that article under “Film Studies” or “Movie Review” tabs. What this will do is to help you excel in your writing abilities and when you look back on it three years later, you will notice how your writing style has changed: for better or worse.
In a previous blog post, I briefly mentioned MagCloud and some of the projects you can publish on that website. But what’s going to be brought up within this post is that MagCloud is not always about publishing your photographic work. You can create a story book, magazine no one has ever heard of, newsletters, cards and yearbooks.
If you are interested in creating a newsletter, for example, sign onto your MagCloud account and hit at the top: Create. Afterwards, select, “Download Templates” and click on “Newsletters.” Choose which newsletter you would like to create and download the template. Remember, some projects may not always be appealing at first, but the more you continue to create and publish as many projects as you are desired to do, your recognition will happen in no time. For the time being, have fun and always learn from those who give you the greatest advice. Constructive criticism is important because it helps your work improve significantly.
If you are a high school student and enjoy what journalism is all about, one of my recommendations for you to do is to plan a summer project, create a deadline and by all means, publish it on your blog and social media after editing your errors. This can help you tremendously by experiencing what it’s like to work under a certain amount of pressure that a journalist has to endure when working in their field. It also gives you an understanding of how time-consuming projects and assignments are, especially if the deadline has to be met within a few days.
All in all, summer projects will help you step on the ladder with one foot at a time. For example, if you enjoy taking pictures of different places you travel to, create a photo book. One of the websites where you can create a photography magazine or book is MagCloud. It’s also another part of experience you can add onto your resume.
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