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2016-2017 Journalism Application

Journalism Application 2016-2017 School Year

At this time we will only be accepting 15 students into the program that will include live morning announcments, print journalism and video spotlights.

Students who apply must fill out the form below and submit a video that is no longer than 45 seconds detailing why they want to be in Journalism Club.  Videos can be made using a phone or tablet and can be emailed to Mrs. Zimmerman directly from the device.  In considering applications, students will be considered based on the following criteria, as identified as important by the outgoing 5th grade Journalism students.  In video and writing submissions, students must demonstrate: 

  • maturity - they stick to school relevant topics
  • seriousness - show  they care, possibly even including some research
  • knowledge - demonstrating that they have clear knowledge of the topics they are proposing and knowledge of their strengths/weaknesses as potential candidates
  • strong vocabulary - chooses appropriate words for their age and ability 
  • focus - they choose good information to share and stay on task
  • good speaking pace - they speak clearly at a reasonable pace so that they are understood and include transitions to help the audience understand what they are talking about
  • good structure - their video and writing is organized well and makes sense the reader/viewer
  • good attitude - the candidate shows that he/she is very excited and enthusiastic

Please fill in the application below:

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