HSJI class features investigation, education

High School Journalism Institute feature writing workshop students investigated the sudden and contagious mumps outbreak and learned about the structure of a feature story as part of their week long camp.

The workshop began with adviser and teacher Claire Burke introducing her class to the differences between writing news story and writing feature stories, which Los Lomas High School senior Kate Beeby said was very helpful to her. 

“I have only ever written news stories, so Claire educating us on news versus features helped me,” Beeby said. “She also taught us how to properly structure a quote in a way directly correlating to feature stories, which was new to me.”

During the classes, Burke also taught her students how to organize a feature story, and the class worked collaboratively while reading numerous stories and editing each other’s articles.

“Most of the class the teacher …
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