DP High Students Fundraise for Journalism Convention

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By Evie Pazan

In late April, The Charger Account, the student-led news site of Dos Pueblos High School, will be attending the National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco.

The students attending this convention will have the opportunity to learn from experienced and accomplished professionals to broaden their journalistic skills.

DPMedia students attending the convention will have the opportunity to learn journalism-specific skills that they would not be able to learn in the regular classroom. Students have the opportunity to  improve their writing, photography, videography, graphic design, leadership, and marketing skills.

Students from The Charger Account were able to attend this convention for the first time last fall where they received advice from professionals on how to improve their new program, develop their website, and gain a larger readership. Since the launch in October 2022, student journalists at DP have produced over 120 stories.

Reporters and editors for the Charger Account hope to continue to improve their personal journalistic skills as well as the quality of the overall publication at the convention this April. Unfortunately the cost of travel for opportunities like these is rather high and while students are working diligently to fundraise they still need help. Anyone willing to aid the fundraising process for this opportunity can donate at the DPMedia givelively.

For anyone interested in learning more about the convention last fall, DPMedia students Amelia Vander May and Sienna Valentine produced a photo album to document the experience. 

DPMedia students posing for a photo on night one of the St. Louis journalism convention. (Photo taken and posted by Amelia Vander May and Sienna Valentine)

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a-1679780332 Mar 25, 2023 02:38 PM
DP High Students Fundraise for Journalism Convention

It's very important in these times to support actual journalism, rather than the pathetic "infotainment" propaganda being spread by populist right-wing mouthpieces that have absolutely no integrity.

ChillinGrillin Mar 25, 2023 07:15 PM
DP High Students Fundraise for Journalism Convention

Agreed. If you look at old Frontline episodes or Nat Geo articles they have a depth and impartiality that is barely there anymore in most news sources. The hate and fear mongers on the right are the most complicit in this decline, but MSNBC and CNN can also get clickbait-y by hyping the latest legal problem or wacky statement of the ex-Potus.

RHS Mar 25, 2023 06:15 PM
DP High Students Fundraise for Journalism Convention

I will donate to this. I remember my high school journalism experience with fondness and respect. It taught me the concept of accuracy, the division of news and opinion (and sports for that matter). Good luck to these kids. We need their optimism.

Luvaduck Mar 26, 2023 09:08 AM
DP High Students Fundraise for Journalism Convention

Will they be operating some sort of revenue-producing service to earn money? Car wash, bake sale, food stand at any event, senior-help, that sort of thing? If so, that would be an opportunity to use their journalism skills to get the word out.

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