ERIC Number: ED224011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Staff Handbook for a High School Student Newspaper, "Thompson Valley Voice."
Intended for Thompson Valley High School newspaper faculty advisers and student staff, this handbook provides a model for organizing and publishing a student newspaper, the "Thompson Valley Voice." In addition to an introductory section, the handbook contains four parts. The policies section contains staff rules, policies, grading system, job descriptions, and forms. The reference section, for use by each staff member for every newspaper issue, includes a style book, a headline schedule, and advertising references. The learning section is a minijournalism text that covers press rights and responsibilities, and how to interview, write headlines, write articles, and proofread. The final question section, while not a "test" section, tells staff members they will be held accountable for learning the materials and contains simple exercises to make students use the materials they have just learned, reinforcing those skills worth knowing. (HTH)
Descriptors: Faculty Advisers, Guidelines, High Schools, Journalism Education, Layout (Publications), School Newspapers, Student Publications, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides
Colorado Language Arts Society, English Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523 ($5.00); National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 46740, $6.00 member, $5.00 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Language Arts Society.