Divine Savior Academy senior Mayra Abadie has been named to the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Student Advisory Board that brings together high school journalists from across the country. “As a member of the Board, I participate in discussions with other students from around the nation,” said Abadie. “In these discussions I am able to get advice and learn new things from other students that I might not think of or learn on my own.”
The Student Advisory Board is part of ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative in which members become the voice of young journalists, giving ASNE a better idea of what the journalistic culture is like in today’s secondary school setting.
In addition to the Student Advisory Board, ASNE’s Youth Initiativ a website, (SchoolJournalism.org), a “go to” link for young journalists, and a successful summer program for journalism teachers and advisers, the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute.
Michael Babler, student media adviser at Divine Savior, attended one session of the Institute this past July, held at the University of Missouri.
“It was a very intense, but very productive two weeks. So many topics were covered, from traditional journalism to more modern publishing methods. The wealth of knowledge that existed in the room from the over 40 participants and presenters was outstanding,” said Babler.
Attending the Institute has led Babler to make some changes to the journalism program at Divine Savior. Besides retooling the journalism curriculum, students in the media production class are now part of a student media group, “Network 58.” Spanning three media platforms, the staff members now regularly publish their work online, in print, and through video broadcasts. For more details, visit www.network58online.com or on social media.
Located near the intersection of 107th Avenue and N.W. 58 St., Divine Savior Academy educates students in PreK3-12th grade and is in the midst of constructing a new high school and sports fields.
For more information, please visit www.DivineSaviorAcademy.com or call 305-597-4545.