Writing for The Times: Journalism

Writing for The Times: Journalism


"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” Henry Anatole Grunwald


Journalism is a cacophony of gathering, evaluating, and presenting information. It involves interviewing people, assessing situations, and organizing particulars. In Writing for The Times, students will create their own newspaper, while learning critical skills such as effective quoting, conciseness, and visual representation. Students present the events of their lives in rich, spirited language. Journalism can never be silent!


  • Gather, evaluate, and organize information about local events


  • Evaluate a person or issue for a front-page news article using interviews, quotes, and photographs


Materials: Li Lun: Lad of Courage, by Carolyn Treffinger


  • Minimum recommended age: 9
  • Instructor: Ms Anna Bonney
  • Mondays, 12:45-1:45 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 3, 10, 17, 24