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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


  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5
  • Instructor: Eve Babb
  • Day and Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27 (2024)


Ms Eve graduated from Southern Virginia University, double majoring in English and Business Leadership, with a minor in Music. While at SVU, she worked as a teaching assistant for Philosophy and as an Economics tutor. Eve has been teaching children a variety of subjects for over 11 years. At The Thinking Kid, Eve has taught Language Arts, Literature, and Thinking Series courses to all ages. She enjoys fostering discussions and new perspectives in her classroom. Eve's favorite books include The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. One of her favorite aspects of teaching at TTK is working with children who are eager to learn!


In her free time, Eve likes to spend time outside, fishing, or reading with her daughter and her husband. Eve is passionate about music and loves volunteering with a local children's choir. Eve has a daughter named Ruth and a grey cat named Balthazar. They love to play together!


Teaching style: hands-on activities, storytelling, problem-solving activities, group discussion, explore different cultures


Student & Parent Reviews:

  • Ms. Eve is so nice and I really like having class with her. I loved making a paper bunny and learning how to write my own story. - Johnny, student
  • I am so glad that my son had Mrs. Eve as a teacher. She does a wonderful job making sure all of her students get involved and she really helps her students understand the literary themes. - Evelyn, parent
  • She is a delightful teacher! I am so happy with everything my kid has learned from her. She does a great job making sure that every student is heard and participates. - Bethany, parent