But how could I tell my amazing fifth-grade journalists that the Dolphin Splash Newspaper Club had to take a break too? Fortunately, I discovered that I could keep my school newspaper running safely and easily, and the results have been awesome. Our virtual newspaper became an accessible online location for students to publish their writing—and read work by their peers. It gave them a chance to have their voices heard on topics they really wanted to discuss in a way that felt very much like our physical school newspaper. It also allowed students with various passions and learning styles a chance to shine.
Journalists need their newspaper articles to be clear and well written. Others may have occasion to write a newspaper article as well, perhaps for submission to a publication about an upcoming event. No matter the author, a well-written article is more likely to be published. Use these tips to write a solid newspaper article. Write a strong lead.
How to Get a Writing Job for a Newspaper or Column
Newspaper articles are powerful tools in education. Reading news articles gives students valuable information about their world and having students write them introduces students to a real-life application while writing for a specific purpose. In elementary schools, fifth graders, being the oldest, usually are in charge of writing a school newspaper. Choosing the right topic makes writing a newspaper article memorable and worthwhile. Brainstorm a list of possible topics and pick one you are passionate about.
The key to journalism is asking questions. Students care about what's going on in their school. Developing a classroom newspaper begins by asking students what they already know and what they'd like to learn more about.