OMC Journalism, moderated by Melissa Nash, is in its third year and is open to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Students generate ideas, research topics and interview subjects as necessary, write copy, and create headlines with the goal of releasing three newspapers each year. The group meets weekly to discuss current events and to present assignments on which they have been working. Field trips have included KYW studios at Market and 6th, the Channel 3 newsroom, and Temple University’s Department of Journalism. Students are fortunate to be mentored by retired KYW news director Mark Helms, a Philadelphia journalist with extensive experience in print, television, and radio.

Feburary 2012