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Story Ideas seminar spark ideas in students

Students write down lists of story ideas over various topics given.

Students scribble down a list of stories.

High School Journalism Institute (HSJI) instructor and Floyd Central journalism advisor Jim Lang taught a class during the first session of HSJI regarding story ideas. Lang said to the class his goal by the end of the session was that the students would not only have methods to come up with unique and different story ideas, but also that they would go home with a few of their own.

Some ideas that Lang shared included hallway or event walks, asking about other’s interests, and keeping a list of possible stories. Lang said it’s also very important to find the significance and emotion behind the news.

“Put a face on it,” Lang said. “If you can’t put a face on a story I don’t care. …
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Why journalism matters

Reported by Betty Chen, Robert Wormley and Julia Wunning-Zimmer

Break-out session: Branding and Corporate Image

Greg Mosley, is giving students a session about branding and corporate image.

On July 13, Greg Mosley gave a session about branding and corporate image. He said, ” Building a brand is different from marketing.”

Branding is the expression of the essential truth or value of an organization, product, or service. But marketing is actively promoting a product or service. It is a tool for pushing consumers.

Mosley used selling tomatoes as an example of branding. Mosley says,” There are different people selling tomatoes at a farmer’s market. The smart guy at the end cuts up his best tomatoes into pieces. And he goes, ‘Try my tomatoes.’ He also brings his homemade spaghetti sauce, and puts them in sample cups. You taste it and say, ‘this is the most delicious tomato I’ve ever had!’ Then he says, ‘I know right! Would you like my …
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Lets get Political.

Created by Emily Johnson Northrop HS & Sydnee Marqueling Northrop HS

New school poses challenges, old hobbies remain the same

Betty Chen, a junior from Diamond Bar High School, is attending HJSI this week. She recently moved from Corona del Mar High School to where she is now.

Moving to a new school can be scary, confusing and maybe a little bit overwhelming. Betty Chen has experienced first hand what this can feel like.

Last year was Chen’s first year at Diamond Bar High School. She previously attended Corona del Mar High School. The schools, both located in southern California, are about an hour away from each other. The switch in schools stemmed from her mom’s desire for Chen to be in a school with less Asians. The high school she attends now is mainly Caucasian, Chen said.

According to Chen, getting acclimated to a new school is hard because she had to make all new friends with people she didn’t know. …
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This is Isabel Marotta.

Isabel Marotta is a rising junior at William Mason High School who is on her way to do great things.

When it comes to Isabel Marotta, she describes herself as a Christian.

“That’s a really big part of my life,” Marotta said. Yet, Marotta wasn’t raised Christian. “My dad raised us Catholic. I absolutely hated it and thought it was super strict.” Marotta soon found herself volunteering at Young Life. Young Life is a world-class organization for adolescents. “I realized religion isn’t always strict,” Marotta said.

During her time at Young Life. Marotta cooked and baked for over 500 kids. “I was working 12 hours a day, for seven days a week for the whole month.” Apart from Marotta volunteering at Young Life, she also ministers seventh grade girls. “The girls come to me with their problems, …
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