Behind the scenes of Journalism

Article by Stazie Killpack - SJHS Student Staff Writer

Journalism is a classed offered to all 8th and 9th grade students at SJHS. Students pick a topic at the beginning of each week and brainstorm ideas and questions for their interviews. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are used for interviewing students and teachers on the student's topic. Thursdays students type up their rough drafts and sometimes start their peer reviews. Fridays they finish up the peer reviews and turn in their articles.

“Journalism gives me a chance to get to know the students around our school, and get opinions from different points of views. Also I love to write and journalism gives me a chance to write every week.” Says Jenny Walentine

“It’s a lot of fun interviewing people, and the atmosphere of the class is very enjoyable.” Chandler Kiser states.

Ms. Pina tries very hard to keep the class fun and enjoyable for all the students. “Journalism is designed how actual Journalists would work, they set their own pacing. These students are also honor level students so it’s important for them to learn how to write a paper without a ton of guidance.”

Sounds fun? Take Journalism next year!