Journalism Dept. To Sponsor Area High School Newspaper

Jan. 20, 1998

indent pictureThe Baylor University Department of Journalism will sponsor the production of a high school newspaper in cooperation with area high schools this spring.

indent pictureRepresentatives of the journalism department will meet with interested students at 5 p.m. Tuesday, in Room 261 of the Castellaw Communications Building. The students will meet at various times throughout the semester for writing, editing and photography workshops.

indent pictureBaylor journalism faculty and Baylor students also will work with the high school students in designing and selling advertising for the paper, which the students will publish in April. The paper's circulation will include area high schools, businesses and the Baylor campus.

indent pictureHigh school students interested in the project should bring story ideas to the meeting, but they do not need previous journalism experience, said Lyndia Washington, Radford Visiting Professor of Journalism and coordinator of the project.

indent picture"Students will get to write, take photos, sell advertising and do all the things necessary to produce a newspaper," she said. "It also will give them an orientation to the Baylor journalism department."

indent pictureThere is no charge to the individual students or to their schools.

indent pictureFor more information, contact Washington at 710-6347.

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