The Roanoke Times is looking for a few good teens. Once a week, we publish The Edge, a print page that is planned, written, and photographed by local teenagers. With Roanoke Times staff as advisors and mentors, high school students learn the ropes of journalism, hands on. Sometimes, students are inspired to make a career of it.
“I don’t know if a career in journalism is where I want to go in life, but it is a good stepping stone,” said Edge correspondent Jordan Fifer, a freshman at Patrick Henry High School, (on September 3, 2003). Fifer is now on the Roanoke.com online staff.
Are you interested in exploring journalism? The Edge is accepting applications from high school students in the region. We need writers, photographers and artists for next year’s staff. Contact Sharla Bardin (email@example.com) or Amanda Codispoti (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application, or click here. The deadline to apply is May 28.
The Roanoke Times began The Edge in 2003 as a way to reach teens in the area. The Edge appears weekly during the school year. Staff members from across the region meet Wednesday nights to brainstorm story ideas and plan upcoming pages. We are looking for self-motivated, creative students with good writing, drawing or photography skills to join our staff for the 2010-2011 school year. Come to The Edge!