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The Plain Dealer High School Newspaper Workshop was a pilot program created to introduce minority high school students (although not limited to minority students) to career opportunities in the newspaper business. Forty-four students from the Cleveland Public Schools' John F. Kennedy and West Technical High School participated in the 9-week program. The workshop classes at the Plain Dealer Headquarters provided students an opportunity to learn about the business side of the newspaper industry while allowing them to create and produce their own newspaper. Staff members from the Plain Dealer volunteered their services as workshop instructors and acted as facilitators for students to learn by "doing"--having hands-on experiences, interacting in large/small groups, providing peer assistance, and becoming involved in cooperative learning. Evaluation results indicated 100 percent of the students understood the presenters; 97 percent thought the handout materials were helpful, believed the workshop was a good learning experience, and would recommend that the program be continued; 94 percent learned something about cost accounting, editorial, production, and circulation; 84 percent enjoyed producing the newspaper; and 66 percent might seriously consider working in the newspaper industry. Recommendations were made to have two programs of different lengths and to make the program part of a credit course. (Appendixes include a description of the Plain Dealer Production and Distribution Center, evaluation results, and participant lists.) (YLB)

Descriptors: Career Exploration, Experiential Learning, High Schools, Journalism, Layout (Publications), Minority Groups, Newspapers, Pilot Projects, Printing, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Publishing Industry, School Business Relationship, Urban Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience, Workshops

Autor: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.



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