Interview with Coach Reedy

My interview with the varsity boys soccer coach of Mason High School -- Paul Reedy, after their recent state championship. On the first day of tryouts, you told the seniors that they were going to be the best class to go through MHS. Did you think that was a reasonable expectation to put on them? “I … Continue reading Interview with Coach Reedy

High School Journalism Institute 2013: Learn, create, explore

As many of my recent blog posts and stories indicate, I have just come back from the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University. I was glad to be a part of HSJI’s 67th annual workshop! About twenty students from The Chronicle staff from Mason High School went to this workshop to sharpen our journalism skills … Continue reading High School Journalism Institute 2013: Learn, create, explore

HSJI check-out procedure

After five days at the High School Journalism Institute, tomorrow July 13 is check-out day for this week’s workshop participants. According to Kellen Hubert, a HSJI attendee, IU graduate, and counselor with eight years of experience, the check-out process should be a lot less chaotic than check-in. The counselors have three main priorities when it … Continue reading HSJI check-out procedure

Full Circle: HSJI and IU grad comes back as counselor

Summer camps and workshops provide a way for students to live away from home and experience college life. While 288 high school students go through this scenario at the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University this summer, they’re not the only ones attempting to adjust in a new environment. One of the workshop’s newest … Continue reading Full Circle: HSJI and IU grad comes back as counselor

Editorials: More than just opinions

“Newspaper editorial boards, even the best ones, are no longer the cliché of the ivory tower institutions with older guys wearing tweed jackets, smoking pipes, making the big drop before they get around to writing maybe one or two pieces a week in their areas of expertise. It doesn’t work that way anymore,” according to … Continue reading Editorials: More than just opinions

Importance of newspaper opinion pages

My reaction to our "news conference" with Tim Nickens—editorials editor at Tampa Bay Times at the High School Journalism Institute at Indiana University. The field of journalism is often times like a war zone, with journalists battling with each other to compete for stories. It also includes journalists battling themselves internally on the righteous interest … Continue reading Importance of newspaper opinion pages