The Page One Journalism workshops resume Sept. 22 with the new 2011-12 class of young journalists assembling on the second-floor of the Franklin Street newspaper for orientation.
For any student in grades 9-12 who likes writing, videography communicating, networking, and trying new things, Page One is definitely a great choice.
Staff meetings are held once a week and only last an hour or a little more. The workshops, which begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 and continue the first and third Thursdays of each month through March, are the way to start your journey to the Page One staff.
Parents are invited to the initial workshop orientation, and the cost is $20 for materials and field trips.
"I have made so many new close friends through Page One, and I'm so grateful for them. In a short amount of time, I've learned how to really communicate with not only people my age, but every age and school district in the Valley," said Allie Vugrincic, junior at Warren JFK.
Among the things workshop students learn are how to use newspaper programs on computers to interviewing skills. They also can learn how to handle a camera and post to the web.
Corey Zallow, who graduated from Howland in June, said he originally found out about PageOne three years ago.
"Like most sophomores, I wasn't quite sure of what I wanted to do with myself in the future career-wise. I knew one thing, though: that I had always liked expressing my thoughts onto paper through words. When my grandmother showed me the ad in the Tribune for the journalism workshop in September of 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to go."
This year at the workshop, students will also have the opportunity to work with video and attend mock press conferences..
At the end of the workshop, there will be interviews conducted to select the new PageOne staff. Many students of PageOne have gone on to win numerous contests, scholarships, and have been accepted into top-tier colleges. For more information, call Page One adviser Guy Vogrin at 330-841-1738 or email him at PageOne@tribtoday.com