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Journalism Kids Do Better

Students who work on newspaper or yearbook staff in high school do better in high school and college than students with no journalism experience, according to a 1994 study. The study found...

High school students who were members of a journalism staff had higher grade point averages in English, social studies, math, and science than students who were not part of a journalism staff.

High school students who were members of a journalism staff scored in the 81st percentile in the English portion of the ACT test. High school students who were not a member of journalism staff scored in the 69th percentile. Students with journalism staff experience also did better on the social studies and math portions of the test.

High school students who were members of a journalism staff reported that high school journalism classes developed their English skills better than any other course, including English courses.

High school students who were members of a journalism staff were more involved in extracurricular activities such as clubs, student government, and were elected captain of a team more often than students who were not members of a journalism staff. They were also more likely to take an Advanced Placement English courses and volunteer in the community.

College students who were members of a high school journalism staff had higher grade point averages in their first college English courses than students who were not members of a high school journalism staff.

College students who were members of a high school journalism staff had higher overall grade point averages than students who were not members of a high school journalism staff.

College students who were members of a high school journalism staff wrote better on the ACT COMP (College Outcome Measures Test) than students who were not members of a high school journalism staff.

Dvorak, Jack and others. Journalism Kids Do Better, Indiana University.

The Tribal Times

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November, 2007 - Volume 4, Issue 1

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Adviser: Lynlee Doar, English Department

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  • Krista Carver
  • Chase Eriksen   
  • Georgette Eva
  • Michael Kljucaric
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  • Alison Parker
  • E'lexius Roach
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  • Chelsea Baasch
  • Jack Culler
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Journalism Staff Wins 3rd Place in the Nation
In their first submission ever, the McEachern High School Journalism Staff won 3rd place in the nation for their color full-page single advertisement!   This event, sponsored by Columbia University, provides the journalism students with opportunities to attend workshops, collaborate with students from around the country and to review entries from other award-winning programs. Congratulations to Ms. Doar and the journalism students!

   

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