It looks like you found us, we’re sitting here working even through the summer months, after all, journalism rests for no one! Come September our Trojan Journalism staffs will be back at work in the newsroom, editing yearbook pages and writing newspaper stories. Until then, we want to make sure you’re ready for an exciting year at Auburn High! As part of Trojan Journalism and the launch of our interactive website in June, our editorial staff got together and decided we couldn’t stop there. Thus, our blog was born.
Behind the Spread is designed to give our readers an inside look into what journalism is all about at AHS. We’re going to have our staff blogging every Friday on a new topic. This will be the place to come in August after our editors go to journalism summer camp. This will be the website to check in the spring when our staffs are up to their eyes in write-off competitions at state and national conventions. This is where you want to check to find out our fun tips, tricks, and secrets for life! That isn’t to stay that our website won’t be updated or the newspaper is ceasing to exist, far from it. In fact, there’s likely to be overlap between this site and our news site. The difference is that this blog is going to show you what you won’t see in the newspaper or yearbook!
You can expect to see photos from the newsroom when we’re being a little crazy. You can expect to see behind the scenes interviews when we can’t keep everything in an article. You can expect to read about exciting events our journalists were able to participate in. You can basically expect anything!
Plan to check back here every Friday, we’ll be updating it sometime during the day. Plus, especially when we’re at conventions, we may be posting a little more often to keep you in the know. We want to take you, our readers, into the newsroom to show you how things look before spreads are sent to the printers and photos are glossy. We want to show you the rough edges, and the thrilling moments in between, in the hopes that you may find yourself blogging for us before you walk to get your diploma.
We hope you’re as excited to see what we’re doing in Trojan Journalism as we are to share it with you!
-Andrew, Justina and Rahma
Trojan Journalism’s 2014-2015 EIC’s