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Journalism Application for 2014­2015 School Year Name_________________________________      Student Number______________________ Current 4th period class ___________________ Please circle: Current Grade Level:  10   11   12

          Resident/Magnet

Proposed 2014­2015 Classes:

Please briefly answer the following in complete sentences: ­How actively do you consume news and what are your favorite news outlets?

­What kinds of current events do you find interesting (political, scientific, local, athletic etc.)? Are there any stories you are currently following?

­How comfortable are you when interacting with/interviewing new people?

­What are some Chamblee related events that you have been involved in/are interested in finding out more about?

Please list your hobbies or interests:

Please list any sports or other extracurricular activities that you are involved in:

Are you friends with anyone currently on the newspaper staff?


Please answer the following in the space provided: What do you consider your strengths and weaknesses as a writer?

What do you see as the purpose of a school newspaper/website?

Why do you want to join the newspaper staff, and what do you think you can bring to the table?

Check any of the following that interest you: ○ sports ○ news ○ features ○ photography ○ videography ○ opinion pieces ○ columns ○ layout design ○ web design ○ cartoons


Please have 3 teachers sign below to endorse your application (one of which should be an English teacher):

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Please include a written piece with your application (approximately 1 page). Topics might include (but are not limited to) a school issue that you are passionate about, what you want to see in the school newspaper/website, a profile of yourself as if you were a news story, or how you think you could improve the school paper/website.

After you have completed your application, please drop it off with Coach Smith in room 3006 (by Friday February 28). NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. You may be asked to sit for an interview so that the editors can get to know you better as a person.

Thank you for your interest in journalism, and we hope to see you in the class next year!

Journalism Application 2014-2015  
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