Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend this course to any student who is a strong writer and has the aspiration to be well-informed of current events and contribute to the school newspaper, a publication comprised of six issues throughout the year.
This journalism course exposed me to current events, whether it be politics, sports, economics, entertainment or the like. In addition to becoming an informed student, I learned every aspect of the reporting process, from brainstorming stories, to interviewing, to writing and editing. By the end of the course, I was knowledgeable about world events and was capable of discussing my opinions and perspectives on any given issue. In my second year of journalism, I joined the school newspaper staff as a reporter and followed story leads to write gripping articles on school events, perspectives and controversies.
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Advice for students:
Watch the news, read the newspaper, or check news sites regularly to be updated on the latest events. Don't limit yourself to local news; be informed about national and international news as well. Some reliable wire services for checking the news are: Associated Press (AP), United Press International (UPI) and Reuters.