Newspaper takes on Dallas Morning News’ High School Journalism Day
April 16, 2017
Newspaper students traveled to Dallas Morning News for High School Journalism day April 12. The student journalists engaged with other students from other Dallas-area schools to appreciate to the art of journalism and how it impacts the world today. They were given the opportunity to take three 45-minute sessions on aspects of writing, such as the art of interviewing, social media journalism and how to enhance design.
“I think it was important to go to HSJ Day to give us an insight on what we might encounter while striving to be successful journalists,” junior Kieron Hunter said.
Students in newspaper gained several ideas and inspirations when viewing some of the works of the winners in the competition. They noticed new design ideas and new ways to enhance the school’s social media.
“I learned that design is what makes your readers want to read your story, “ junior Cierra Tanner said.
Students explored the surroundings of the headquarters. They were even given a chance to sit in the dining hall and have a well-catered lunch with the other students. During the day, students were asked to post a picture using #HSJday and the best were featured during the luncheon.
“I enjoyed the fact that we could learn about certain lessons that we were interested in,” junior Jeanne Laugesen said. “There were some things that I needed more tips about, like photography.”
Classes were lead by Dallas Morning News employees who participate in the everyday news in Dallas. They suggested new ways to conquer situations in interviews and some answered questions about their jobs as photographers.
“That trip really opened up my eyes to my future and what path I want to continue by education and career,” junior Jamie Tourtillott said.
The newspaper staff is advised by Mrs. Casi Thedford.