NEISD high school newspapers now online

All seven North East ISD high schools went live with their new online newspapers Friday, Sept. 24. In addition to advancing in technology, moving newspapers online improves community access, cost efficiency, and provides students with current and relevant skills necessary for today’s journalism market.

 

“Online newspapers are a great way to increase community access to the paper,” says Diana Schumacher, NEISD executive director of student activities. “Now, parents, friends and relatives from anywhere can access stories covering activities and achievements of students.”

 

Previously, journalism programs were limited to publishing only a few times each year due to print costs. Now, online papers can be updated weekly or even daily, which helps make the publications more relevant. More journalism students may be published and more activities may be featured. Furthermore, reporting will now include graphics, video, interactive polling, blogs and Twitter feeds. The use of technology better prepares students for the job market by keeping up with industry standards.

 

Several NEISD middle schools have already started developing online newspapers, and the district hopes all middle schools will be online by next school year.

 

View Johnson High School’s “The Pride” at http://newspaper.neisd.net/johnson/ and Reagan High’s “The Recorder” at http://newspaper.neisd.net/reagan/.

 

Article courtesy of www.neisd.net.