Saturday, January 30, 2010

Journalist for a day

Rock, paper, scissors

Flagler College journalism students on Saturday helped younger students publish their first news articles.
Two of the students, above, played a game of "Rock, paper and scissors" to decide who got to do one of the stories.
See YouTube video here.

Dr. Helena Sarkio

Dr. Helena Sarkio, adviser to Flagler College's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, coordinated the event. Her blog is here.

Aime Dames

Amie Dames, 10, of St. Augustine, said she is an aspiring fashion designer. But she said she wanted to try working as a journalist for a day because:
I thought it would be a good learning experience. It might be a cool job to do when I get older.
Here Amie returns after interviewing the builder of a new facility for the Boys & Girls Club.
Justin Black and his daughter

Justin Black, 24, brought the students - along with his three-month-old daughter Isabella - to Saturday's event. He is director of the local Boys & Girls Club. He said he's interested in showing the students different career possibilities. He said:
The more I can expose them to, the better. I'm a believer in 'knowledge is power.'
He said these children are eager to learn, especially when they see that someone is interested in them. Black said:
They literally are like sponges when they start learning about something new.
Kiegee Proctor, 14, right, interviewed La’teefah Green for a story about text messaging.

The students' articles can be found on the Gargoyle Web site.

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