Stop the presses!
Wolfpacket students, staff host journalism workshop
The students and advisor of Claremont High School’s Wolfpacket newspaper are hosting a journalism workshop, set for this Friday, August 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Held at Claremont High School (1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.), the event is open to all CUSD students entering grades 7 through 12 who are interested in journalism, and is aimed at giving youths a chance to learn about the makings of a newspaper.
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit a variety of stations, each led by an editor and a reporter ready to highlight a different skill: interviewing, writing articles, taking photographs, writing a lead for a story, writing an opinions piece, etc. Hands-on activities like writing, shooting photos, conducting interviews or drawing comics will lend a hands-on quality to the event. A free lunch will be provided for all.
At the end of the workshop, all attendees will have interviewed students/adults, taken photographs and written a short article or 2. The Wolfpacket staff will organize the student-produced articles and photographs to create a mini-newspaper, which will be sent to the home address of each of the attendees as a fun souvenir of their experience.
“We hope the workshop will inspire budding journalists to pursue their passion for writing and reporting, and encourage them to get involved with the newspaper at CHS and in their careers,” according to CHS senior and assistant Wolfpacket editor-in-chief Eva Landsberg. “We also believe the workshop will be extremely useful for anyone wishing to take a free, short class in writing or photography.”
The event, which is free to attend, is funded by a grant from the Claremont Teen Committee.
To attend, RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.