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Oswego and Oswego East High School Students Attend National High School Journalism Convention

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Oswego and Oswego East High School Students Attend National High School Journalism Convention


Oswego, Ill. (November 13, 2018) —Recently, nineteen Oswego and Oswego East High School student journalists traveled to the National High School Journalism Convention co-sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association in Chicago.


Students learned to travel the Metra, became immersed in the creative process behind Saturday Night Life at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, and learned the ins and outs of safe traveling and navigation in a big city.


The conference sessions included the keynote speaker Pete Souza- the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and the director of the White House photo office. The students attended classes on photojournalism, writing, design, news literacy, broadcast, law and ethics, leadership and team building, news gathering, and entrepreneurship. 


Students had the incredible opportunity to hear the story of how the yearbook staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School captured the events of February 14, 2018, in the 2018 Aerie yearbook- presented by advisers and MSD English teachers Sarah Lerner and Melissa Falkowski. There were tears, incredible support, and an overwhelming feeling of camaraderie among journalism advisers and students who were in attendance from forty-five states and four countries.


Students and staff benefited from networking and sharing commonalities and stories with others and felt connected to the six thousand student journalists who share their passions and interests.

 Journalism Students 1


Journalism Students at Bean in Chicago


Journalism Students at Walsworth Yearbooks display