Class allows aspiring journalists to hone their skills
Young, aspiring journalists from the Newark area are getting real-life experience interviewing sources and writing articles this month as part of the Young Reporters Workshop.
The six-week class, geared toward kids ages 10 to 14, is a partnership between the Newark Post and the Newark Parks and Recreation Department. Post staffers Josh Shannon and Karie Simmons serve as the instructors.
So far, the students have participated in press conferences with Mayor Polly Sierer and Newark Police spokesman Cpl. James Spadola. Soon, they will have the chance to do a one-on-one interview with a community leader.
The class will culminate in the creation of the students’ own newspaper to distribute to family members and friends.
Young Reporters Workshop students participate in a press conference with Mayor Polly Sierer.
Young Reporters Workshop students (from left) Cason Cottrell, Makena Simmons and Daniel Steenkamer pose with instructors Karie Simmons and Josh Shannon.