Monday, November 12, 2007
The Overachiever publishing lab :)
Every other day, my newspaper class comes in to work on the student newspaper. Newspaper is one of our Product Teams here at the IA, so we do not actually have a journalism program. Once last year, we tried to use Adobe InDesign for doing layouts...but quickly realized that InDesign needed to be its own class. We've been using Microsoft Publisher ever since. Students get the hang of it pretty quickly, since it's similar to MS Word.
We usually print about 250 copies of the newspaper on paper. Students read it and then pass it on so we have enough for everyone to read. Then if anyone missed the paper copies, we put a .pdf version on our website. That way we can share with parents and have back copies available and accessible.