What’s In Store for Journalism Next Year?

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What’s In Store for Journalism Next Year?

New year, new ideas! Stay tuned to see what the Jetstream Journal becomes.

New year, new ideas! Stay tuned to see what the Jetstream Journal becomes.

New year, new ideas! Stay tuned to see what the Jetstream Journal becomes.

New year, new ideas! Stay tuned to see what the Jetstream Journal becomes.

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With a year of laughs, stories, and pancake days behind us, the Jetstream Journal (JJ) is saying goodbye to four seniors: managing editor Kaitlyn Waynick, and copy editors Leilani Hammonds, Hillary Schiff and Michael Boe.

We’ve made a lot of changes, as our class size changed from 27 writers to just 14 and we’ve published a lot of stories.

But what happens next?

For the 2019-2020 school year, we’ve planned a whole slew of new activities, roles and systems for Air Academy’s journalism class.

Social Media

Next year, we’re going to be adding a social media desk, led by marketing manager Parmida Mahdavi. The position will entail management of the Journal’s social media pages. Their duties will include adding fun and fresh filters, talking to followers and previewing stories for upcoming issues.

Mahdavi says, “We’re gonna basically focus on social media expansion and marketing and really getting the Jetstream Journal name out there. We’ll still write some stories, but our main focus will be to promote others’ stories.”

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Photography

The JJ also plans to add a whole new section for photography.

“We’ll have a separate photography desk that will [also] include…journalists…people will (hopefully) get ‘athletic’s passes’ to go to games and school events and get us pictures for snapshots, stories, social media–everything!” Mahdavi says.

“Athletic’s passes” will be similar to passes official publications receive, and they’ll allow JJ photographers to get into school events for free.

“If we manage to run [photo] competitions more often [next year], that would be good,” says writer Kailey Baldwin. This would allow students outside of the Journal to submit stories for the snapshots of the month.

Podcasts

“I think a podcast would be a really cool, fun thing we could do. I listen to podcasts all the time and they’re, like, yes,” says Baldwin.

Essentially, the JJ would take a topic ranging from personal anecdotes and school stories to editorials written by journalists that bring up important (and sometimes controversial) issues. Podcasts would (potentially) be available on Spotify and YouTube, as well as the JJ website.

Baldwin adds with a laugh, “It’s gonna be an adventure.”

Interested in joining the Jetstream Journal next year? Contact Journalism Administrator Mary Anderson at [email protected]

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