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How to start a school newspaper.
A student newspaper is a
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspapernewspaper run by
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studentstudents of a
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_schoolmiddle school, or other school. These papers traditionally cover local and, primarily, school or university
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsnews. Working for one's high school newspaper is sometimes an
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extracurricular_activityextracurricular activity, but often is integrated with offered
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalismjournalism classes. Some schools have both a basic class in which students learn about newspapers and a class that produces the school's newspaper.
University student newspapers in the Australia are usually independent of university administration yet are connected with or run by the student representative organisation operating at the campus. Editors tend to be elected by the student body on a separate ticket to other student representatives and are paid an honorarium, although some student organisations have been known to employ unelected staff to coordinate the production of the newspaper (an example of this is the national Student View newspaper).Controversy surrounding Australian student press[
Australian student newspapers have courted controversy since their inception. One of the more notorious of these controversies involved the publication of an article which allegedly incited readers to shoplift. The July edition of the magazine was banned by the Office of Film and Literature Classication following a campaign by conservative talkback radio hosts and other media to have the material banned. The four editors of the July 1995 edition of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Trobe_UniversityLa Trobe University student magazine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabelais_Student_MediaRabelais were subsequently charged with publishing, distributing and depositing an objectionable publication. An objectional publication was defined in this case, as one that incites criminal activity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-1 The editors lodged an appeal, which led to a protracted four-year court case. The appeal was eventually defeated by the full bench of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Court_of_AustraliaFederal Court, who refused the editors application to appeal to the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Court_of_AustraliaHigh Court of Australia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-2 The charges were eventually dropped in March 1999.
Student press in Australia.
Student press in Canada.
Many student newspapers in Canada are independent from their universities and student unions. Such autonomous papers are funded by student fees won by referendums, as well as advertising, and are run by their staffs, with no faculty input.
About 55 of Canada's student newspapers belong to a co-operative and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newswirenewswire service called the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_University_PressCanadian University Press,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-3 which holds conferences, has correspondents across the country, is run democratically by its member papers, and fosters a sense of community among Canadian student journalists.
Well-known Canadian student newspapers include:
Student press in Ireland.
There is a thriving student media scene in Ireland. Each year the best publications in the field are recognised in the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Student_Media_AwardsNational Student Media Awards. Only three papers have ever claimed the title of Best Newspaper at the awards:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_NewsTrinity News and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_University_TimesThe University Times, based in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_College_DublinTrinity College Dublin and Ireland's oldest surviving student newspaper, and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_University_ObserverThe University Observer, based in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_DublinUniversity College Dublin. The National Student Media Awards also caters for other student media, such as radio shows, short films, and student magazine (such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_CorkUniversity College Cork's
Other notable student newspapers include
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_College_ViewThe College View (based in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_City_UniversityDublin City University), An Focal (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_LimerickUniversity of Limerick), UCC Express (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_College_CorkUniversity College Cork) and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_NewspaperSin Newspaper ('Student Independent News', based in
Most student newspapers in Ireland are published by the local
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students%27_unionstudents union in their college; some of these (such as The University Observer) are given editorial independence from the SU. A small number, including Trinity News and UCD's
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_TribuneCollege Tribune, are both financially and editorially independent.
Student press in Korea.
Almost every university in Korea runs a student based press. Although many of these press are funded by the school, the students press has a significant amount of say amongst the student body. Well known Korean student newspapers include the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonsei_Annalsthe Yonsei Annals.
Student press in the Philippines.
College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (CEGP)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-4 is the oldest and broadest intercollegiate alliance of student publications in the Asia-Pacific. Since its foundation, the Guild has remained steadfast in its commitment to uphold freedom of expression, press freedom and students’ democratic rights. This dedication is what continues to unite and consolidate CEGP’s more than 750 member publications from different schools nationwide. See also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_student_newspapers#ProvincialList of student newspapers.
Student newspapers in the UK are often given a constitutionally guaranteed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editorial_independenceeditorial independence from the universities and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Students%27_unionstudent unions whose students they represent, although the majority are financially dependent on their Students' Union. The most successful (in terms of student media awards) include:
http://www.theknowledgeplymouth.co.uk/The Knowledge (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_PlymouthUniversity of Plymouth),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_YorkUniversity of York),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_VisionYork Vision (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_NottinghamUniversity of Nottingham),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_EpinalThe Epinal (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oxford_StudentThe Oxford Student (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_OxfordUniversity of Oxford), The Badger (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_SussexUniversity of Sussex),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gair_rhyddgair rhydd (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BeaverThe Beaver (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_School_of_EconomicsLondon School of Economics),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_University_GuardianGlasgow University Guardian (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BoarThe Boar (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_WarwickUniversity of Warwick),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_LeedsUniversity of Leeds),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Steel_PressThe Steel Press (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_SheffieldUniversity of Sheffield),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CourierThe Courier (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_UniversityUniversity of Newcastle),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Saint_(UK_newspaper)The Saint (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_St_AndrewsUniversity of St Andrews),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cambridge_StudentThe Cambridge Student,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_TabThe Tab (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_BristolUniversity of Bristol),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ripple_(newspaper)The Ripple (newspaper) (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_LeicesterUniversity of Leicester),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_ExeterUniversity of Exeter)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_ReadingUniversity of Reading), The
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen)and LeNurb (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunel_UniversityBrunel University). Examples of British student newspapers that are financially as well as editorially independent from their respective student unions are Cherwell, Varsity,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_TabThe Tab, The Saint,
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Linc_(newspaper)&action=edit&redlink=1The Linc (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_LincolnUniversity of Lincoln),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Founder_(newspaper)The Founder (
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Milk_Magazine&action=edit&redlink=1Milk Magazine (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Spa_UniversityBath Spa University),
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_University,_BelfastQueen's University, Belfast) and
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Manchester_Magazine&action=edit&redlink=1The Manchester Magazine (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_ManchesterUniversity of Manchester). Since they are not part of their Students' Union at all, their independence is given a stronger guarantee than other papers who rely on their unions for funding and consequently cover stories with that in mind.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_National_StudentThe National Student, the UK's first independent national student newspaper was launched.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ScotcampusScotcampus a similar publication based in Scotland was founded in 2001. In 2009,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Student_JournalsThe Student Journals was founded as an independent online magazine for students, but started allowing international writers one year after launch.
Student press in the United Kingdom.
Student press in the United States .
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District[
Tinker v. Des Moines concerns a group of students who wanted to wear black armbands to school in 1965 to protest
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_WarUnited States involvement in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VietnamVietnam. After school officials heard about the planned silent protest, they suspended the students involved. A few of the students involved sued and the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Supreme_CourtSupreme Court sided with the students, saying that provided that these speech acts did not distract themselves or others from academic work, the real purpose of the school, then students were free to wear and say want they liked in school. This is considered the benchmark case in issues of student free speech and contains the famous phrase "students do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate."
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier[
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelwood_School_District_v._KuhlmeierHazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, heard by the United States Supreme Court in 1987 concerned a public school newspaper that attempted to print two controversial stories about issues of teen pregnancy and divorced families. It was the custom of the principal to look over the proposed paper before publication. With little time left before the publication deadline, the principal decided that the two stories, though names had been changed to protect the stories' subjects, were inappropriate for the paper's younger readers; under direction of the principal, the paper was printed without the offending stories. The students filed suit, but the Supreme Court stood by the principal's ruling, that, because of time constraints, the only proper course of action was to not print the stories. It was decided that the students'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_ConstitutionFirst Amendment rights had not been infringed. This case is often cited by high schools and universities to support the custom of prior review.
Kincaid v. Gibson[
Interaction of court rulings[
Hazelwood and Tinker offer conflicting versions of student free expression. Student-directed publications may indeed be considered open or limited
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forum_(legal)public forums for student expression, offering students freedom of expression under both Hazelwood and Tinker.
Hazelwood, for example, does not say administrators must review or
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorshipcensor their papers before publication. In fact, journalism education organizations, like the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_Education_AssociationJournalism Education Association, argue that prior review has no legitimate educational merit and is only a tool leading to censorship.
Under certain limited conditions and situations presented by Hazelwood, school administrators may be permitted prior review of (mostly high school) student publications.
Until June 2005, the Hazelwood standard was not considered to apply to public college and university newspapers, a decision most recently affirmed in the 2001 appeals court decision in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kincaid_v._GibsonKincaid v. Gibson. However, in June 2005, the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Circuit_Court_of_Appeals7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosty_v._CarterHosty v. Carter, that the Hazelwood standard could apply to student publications that were not "designated public forums," and in February 2006 the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_the_United_StatesSupreme Court declined to hear the students' appeal. At this time, the Hosty decision applies only in the states of
In response to the Kincaid decision, the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_LegislatureCalifornia State Legislature passed
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=AB_2581&action=edit&redlink=1AB 2581, which extended existing state-level statutory protection of high school student journalists to college and university students.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-7 The bill was signed into law by Governor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger and took effect on January 1, 2007.
Controversy over alleged censorship actions has led some student newspapers to become independent organizations, such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ExponentThe Exponent of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdue_UniversityPurdue University in 1969,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_CalifornianThe Daily Californian of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_BerkeleyUniversity of California, Berkeleyin 1971,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_OrangeThe Daily Orange of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syracuse_UniversitySyracuse University in 1971,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Independent_Florida_AlligatorThe Independent Florida Alligator of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_FloridaUniversity of Florida in 1973,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cavalier_DailyThe Cavalier Daily of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_VirginiaUniversity of Virginia in 1979,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_PaisanoThe Paisano of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_San_AntonioUniversity of Texas at San Antonio in 1981, and most recently[
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mountaineer_JeffersonianThe Mountaineer Jeffersonian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia_UniversityWest Virginia University in 2008.
Some states have laws which enhance the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._ConstitutionU.S. Constitution in protecting student expression. For a more detailed review of state and national student press rights, see the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_Press_Law_CenterStudent Press Law Center's site
John Silber and university newspapers[
University administrations have learned to get around constitutional protections and effectively diminish critical student newspapers by following the example of former
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_UniversityBoston University President
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_SilberJohn Silber, who on the advice of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Law_SchoolHarvard Law School Professor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_DershowitzAlan Dershowitz, eliminated all funding for student newspapers in the 1970s in an attempt to suppress on-campus criticism. Silber's policy went so far as to ban student organizations funded by the university from placing advertisements in the student press. With his hands-off policy, Silber was able to eliminate the independence of The Daily News and financially crippled the more-radical
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.U._Exposureb.u. exposure. The exposure sued Silber and the university for infringement of their
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_ConstitutionFirst Amendment rights, but the courts of the Commonwealth of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MassachusettsMassachusetts eventually dismissed their case.
Issues of diversity in student newspapers[
A troublesome development in student newspapers of the United States is the lack of editorial diversity displayed. Studies by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (JBHE) focusing on
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_AmericanAfrican American students have found that as few as 2.6% of editors of all student newspapers are of African-American descent, with other minorities showing similar trending. These numbers are not much better at schools with credited journalism schools. In these institutions only 4.4% of editors are of African American descent. Both of these percentages are significantly below the percentage of population African- Americans make up in the total United States. Such skewed demographics in these publications could result in newspapers that only reflect the outlooks and values of a particular segment of the student population, doing a disservice to each campus community. It is unclear what options there are to rectify this situation. The JBHE does not suggest any type of
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action_in_the_United_Statesaffirmative action program for student publications at this point in time.
Online student publications[
Due to the rise in adoption of computers and Internet, many high schools and colleges have begun offering online editions of their publications, as well as printed copies. As printed student publications become more and more scarce and student publications move online to best fit the news needs of today's students, student newspapers will run into several issues. One of these issues is what is called the “daily me.” Coined by
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_SunsteinCass Sunstein in his book Republic.com (2002,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/9780691095899ISBN 978-0691095899) the “daily me” is the current trend of online readers looking for personalized information providers. In this way the reader deals with only the subjects they wish to deal with. In this way readers are not inconvenienced by material they have no interest in and can personalize an information product themselves, providing added value to both themselves and the provider. However, some believe this trend may not be the best for society, who is now faced with a public that chooses how well to be informed. On a campus paper, this trend will likely manifest itself in the increased number of “hits” to the common “sports” and “opinion” sections of the paper, while hard news sections go un-noticed. This new type of print culture could possibly result in drastic formatting and content changes for student newspapers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student_newspaper#cite_note-8Another difficulty with the emergence of online student publication is the increase in demand for new content. While an update once a day or even once a week was once acceptable for a student publication, real time information resources will soon be demanded by students who grew up with constant updates of news coverage. This shift in content demand will require more effort and more time by the student newspaper staff.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Central_FloridaUniversity of Central Florida, an online
http://knightnews.com/student website was created by an alumnus in 2009 to compete with the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Florida_FutureCentral Florida Future, UCF's independent print newspaper. Both news sources seem to target similar advertisers, so the question of whether online or print newspapers will be the future at the university level, could be answered in Orlando, depending on which becomes dominate.
Cartoons controversy in student publications[
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-Posten_Muhammad_cartoons_controversyJyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
Gair rhydd, the student paper at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff_UniversityCardiff University, courted controversy when, on February 4, 2006, it reproduced the cartoons, originally printed in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuhammadMuhammad. The issue was withdrawn from publication within a day of being released, the editor and two other student journalists were suspended, and a public apology was published in the next issue.
In the same month, two editors of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_IlliniDaily Illini, the independent student newspaper of the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Illinois_at_Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, were suspended after deciding to publish six of the twelve cartoons.
However, student publications took a lead role in reprinting the Muhammad cartoons, often accompanying them with explanatory
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editorialseditorials. No fewer than 16 student newspapers and magazines in the United States, and a handful in other countries, ran one or more of the caricatures.
Student newspaper in popular culture.
in the TV series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills,_90210Beverly Hills, 90210
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_ZuckermanAndrea Zuckerman (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_CarterisGabrielle Carteris) is the school newspaper editor
in Argentinean TV series
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilar_DunoffPilar Dunoff (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micaela_V%C3%A1zquezMicaela Vázquez) write a newspaper anonymously, filled with gossip about her classmates.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloe_SullivanChloe Sullivan (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_MackAllison Mack) is the editor of the school newspaper "the Torch"
in Israeli TV series Noga Caspi (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayelet_ZurerAyelet Zurer) is the editor of the school newspaper
in the movie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beware_the_GonzoBeware the Gonzo is about geek at his high school who decides to establish an underground paper of his own
Canadian University Press
Journalism Education Association
List of student newspapers
List of student newspapers in Australia
List of student newspapers in Canada
List of student newspapers in the United Kingdom
List of student newspapers in the United States of America
National Student Press Week
Society of Collegiate Journalists
Make sure you're committed. Starting a school newspaper can be fun, but it's a huge responsibility. Don't bother starting if you're not planning to follow through for the entire year. If you start the newspaper, you will assume the role of the editor. The editors' job is to:
Make sure you have the articles in on time (preferably by email).
Design the templates for the articles.
Format and proofread the articles on your computer to get them ready for printing.
Write one article. The editor traditionally writes either the front page or * Sell the newspaper (unless you hire a salesman).
Get approval from the school. Arrange a meeting with your principal to discuss the idea of a school newspaper to bring it to his/her attention. Remember, if they say no, make a compromise.
Assemble a team, and start with a teacher. This is essential for the success of the newspaper. A teacher brings something very important to the party, and that is authority. A teacher is there primarily to help make sure that everyone gets their articles in on time. With a teacher, staff simply feel an obligation to get their articles in. This really makes your job a lot easier. Students in middle school will tend to slack off if not given authority. A teacher not only sees to it that articles are handed in on time, with a teacher around, staff will quit over 80% less. The teacher will also be responsible for printing. Once he/she has the articles, he/she would have to format them onto legal-sized paper and print the copies. It's a big responsibility for one teacher, so I would recommend getting two teachers to split the work. If you can't find a teacher for your newspaper, look for other ways to do it. Two students can run a good school newspaper. You may need to do an online edition on your schools website. The school librarians will probably be happy to help. Your main problem may be teachers who won't allow club meetings to be announced.
Determine how many articles to feature. Typical school newspapers have 12 articles, so I would recommend hiring 11 people to do the articles leaving one for you, and a salesperson, who will be responsible for advertising and selling the newspaper. Some people can pair up to do one article, so you could hire more than 12 people. Try to assign people to their articles in consideration to their personality and responsibility.If you have more applications than you need, meet with your teacher or principal to make a decision together on who will make the staff.
Formatting. Arrange a meeting with all your staff during a recess or after school. Make sure you all exchange emails so when people send you their articles, all you have to do is copy and paste, rather than having to retype the whole newspaper. Also, get your teachers email so you can send him/her the final copy for printing.
Gather ideas for articles. Because most school newspapers have 12 articles, brainstorm 12. Some ideas are: games, colouring contest, short story, horoscopes, advice, random facts, sports, poetry or fashion. Once you have these articles planned out, open a word document and come up with cool titles and layout for your newspaper. You can copy a few things from the internet, but if it has a copyright, make sure to say where you got them from. Save it to the desktop if necessary. Remember the newspaper will go onto legal-sized paper.
Make a schedule of when you will do things for each issue for the entire year.Recommend to your staff that once they hand in their first article, get a head start on their next article because life happens e.g. sickness, vacation, family affairs etc. Also tell them to let you know if they can't get one article in so you can cover for them. Print off the schedule and give it to all your staff members.
Proceeds. Brainstorm at a meeting where the proceeds will go. It could go to somewhere in your school, a local charity or even a staff party at the end of the year. Anything to keep them motivated.
Think about what's appropriate. Use your common sense for what's suitable for a middle school newspaper. Don't print anything hinting on weapons, violence, drugs, or basically anything that's illegal or not fit for middle school.
Printing. If you have your schedule on track, your teacher should be able to print it, but you will have to fold it. Ask for him/her to print 50 copies and if the newspaper is popular enough and you sell out easily, next issue ask for 75 or 100 copies. Go into the office, or wherever your folding site may be, and get going. This shouldn't take to long, maybe 20 minutes to fold all the papers. If you have a large school, print more copies, or do an online edition.
Publicity. You shouldn't have to do very much in this department as long as you have a good salesman. Ask your salesman to start advertising every day a week before sales on the P.A system at your school. Also ask him/her to put up posters of the school newspapers. This way is more permanent and doesn't need to be tended to. Arrange with whoever controls the announcements in your school that your salesman can come in to advertise.
Advertising. To offset the costs of printing, you may need to sell advertising. Advertisers love school newspapers because their audience is very defined (students). Brainstorm some potential advertisers, they should be selling products targeted at students, e.g. Tutors, driving instructors, job postings, cinemas etc... Don't include too many ads (no more than 40%) and intersperse them throughout the publication. Consider adding certain sections to attract advertisers e.g. film reviews for a cinema ad, study tips for a tutor ad.
Sales. Find a certain date, time and place to sell your newspaper. The salesman will also take care of the sales, so all you have to do is find a way to get the newspapers to him/her before they are to go on sale.
Letters to the editor. If you have an advice column or a letters to the editor column, place a shoe box with a hole in it to place the letters in somewhere. Decorate it so it draws more attention, but all you really have to do is indicate that it's for the newspaper. If you get no questions or letters, make a few up. If you follow all these instructions correctly, you should have a a fair newspaper at the end of it all and have fun.
How to make a school newspaper.
to their articles in consideration to their personality and responsibility.If you have more applications than you need, meet with your teacher or principal to make a decision together on who will make the staff.
Think about what's appropriate. Use your common sense for what's suitable for a middle school newspaper. Don't print anything h