Now an annual summer event, the NEISD Journalism Workshop convened in early August offering the district’s high school advisers and their students an opportunity to jump start their production year.
“The journalism workshop is an opportunity for students that are interested in media and design to get a head start on the projects they will tackle during the school year,” MacArthur adviser Amanda Cardoza said.
Six years ago North East transitioned into an online newspaper program for the high schools. A summer workshop was created for the journalism sponsors to get acquainted with the WordPress publishing platform. The workshop has since developed into an overall journalism training session for both sponsors and students. The scope of issues covered and training has expanded to include photography and video editing, news reporting, and publication management.
Madison and Churchill High School will welcome new advisers this year who were also able to benefit from the workshop.
“As a new teacher to the district, the workshop gave me a invaluable chance to immediately begin building a collaborative team,” Madison yearbook adviser Dawn Cole said.
This year students participated in a photography contest. Senior Cassandra Chapa of MacArthur High School was recognized for Best Use of Aperture. Noemi Rodriguez of Madison High School was recognized for Best Composition. Victor Rodriguez of Roosevelt High School was recognized for Best Use of Shutter.