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Journalism Students Take On NorCal Media Day

Antoinette Aho, Editor-in-Chief

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Several of CHS’s Journalism Club students attended the NorCal Media day conference which was sponsored by the Journalism Education Association of Northern California on Saturday, September 29th at Palo Alto High School. The participants gained exposure to the field of media and gathered key information to bring back to Cordova and implement in their work. At the conference, multiple sessions took place in which students had the opportunity to connect with journalists and prominent figures in the profession. These included workshops on opinion writing, the laws & ethics of journalism, how to advertise, and pro tips on writing anything from opinionated articles to news stories.

Donna Alonso was one of the students from CHS who attended the conference, when talking to her about her NCMD experience she said, “The most beneficial piece of information I learned at the conference was during one of the ethics sessions on creating diverse coverage. I learned about how to incorporate people of minorities into my writing in deeper, more meaningful ways to help better represent all of the community, and give a voice to those who might not have one.” As a new, young journalist these workshops gave her exposure to the ins and outs of the field and more importantly taught her how to write well about what she wants to write about.

Cordova being a new, up and coming school newspaper, this conference gave our students exposure to the field of media, but even more so allowed them to gain information from other schools with well established papers on how to run a school paper properly.

In the upcoming months, the knowledge gained from NorCal Media Day will be implemented in our very own paper. So stay tuned to read and enjoy articles and art from the Free Lancer. And, if you want to have opportunities for field trips such as this, or if you’d like to contribute to the paper, join the Journalism Club!

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Antoinette Aho, Editor-In-Chief

Antoinette is The Free Lancer Editor-in-Chief, she is currently a sophomore at Cordova High School and member of the California Scholarship Federation,...

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