FFL Middle School Journalism Workshop

APRIL 3, 2017 | 2:30 PM | I.S. 126Q
Students from I.S. 126Q, 204Q and the YMCA Afterschool Program learned what it takes to write for a living – FFL partnered with City Year introducing students to the principles of journalism from freelance journalist Kastalia Medrano, whose work has appeared in Time, and Tonic, among other places.FFL CEO Mike Jackson, FFL Executive Director Sarose Klein assisted Ms. Medrano. The students covered how to choose stories and create newspaper headlines, while touching on important topics like accuracy, and objectivity, pitfalls like plagiarism and sensationalism, and how to distinguish real from fake news!

Students in the City Year NY afterschool program learned about the principles of journalism and practiced putting together their own newspapers.