NewsTeam: Weekly after-school journalism classes will resume in fall 2013
Ever wonder what journalists are really scribbling in those pocket-sized notebooks?
ThreeSixty’s after-school NewsTeam teaches journalism basics in an exciting, engaging environment that gets students out into the community and rubbing shoulders with Twin Cities media professionals. Over eight weeks, NewsTeam explores the fundamentals of story planning, idea construction, researching, interviewing, notetaking, and of course, writing for a professional publication.
The program is designed for students in 9th through 11th grade (we will also look at exceptional 8th graders) who want an insider’s look at journalism, ink stains and all.
St. Paul class: Begins February 19, 4 to 6 p.m., each Tuesday for eight weeks
St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th Street
Minneapolis class: Begins February 21, 4 to 6 p.m., each Thursday for eight weeks
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall
Eligibility: We’re looking for students who are committed and curious. Through the multi-faceted reporting process, NewsTeam also seeks to enhance critical thinking skills and greater community awareness. Applicants should be enrolled in a Minnesota or Wisconsin high school and be interested in telling important stories using writing and photography. Joining ThreeSixty’s NewsTeam requires initiative, engagement, the ability to complete a story on your own time and perseverance during the editing process. Students who complete NewsTeam will be invited to join our editorial board, where they will also get paid for future work.
Please fill out the online application and attach two samples of your writing/visual work by Feb. 15. The class is free, but spots are limited. Selection is based on your application, enthusiasm and samples.
WHAT WE WRITE
To read examples of ThreeSixty’s award-winning student work, check out our December issue online. Also, meet some of the ThreeSixty students who’ve graduated from NewsTeam to become senior reporters, editorial board members and key contributors.