Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Talking about journalism

One of the club activities that our campers got to choose from was the creative writing/journalism club that was led by my friend Liz. On the last day of the club we decided the kids would get a visit from a guest speaker. A real live journalist. Me.

It was so much fun talking to the kids about journalism. Coming back to what I am most passionate about really felt comfortable and fulfilling. I have never gotten the chance to teach about journalism and taking this opportunity made me think that this is something I could merge into in my future.

I put together an hour long program for the kids. Which included a discussion about what journalism is, some important style factors in different news sources, and some ethical issues in journalism. The kids were very receptive to what I had to say and I enjoyed having their attention to talk about what is important to me.