News Editor class focuses on building leadership skills, creating policies

The News Editor class is a leadership course designed for editors of publications, according to instructor Dean Hume. He said the class focuses on discussing different scenarios and how to work through them, while also creating a policy for the students’ school publications. 

According to Hume, as the week progresses students will create portfolios for their publications, which will list their goals as editors, writers and as a staff as a whole. He said each student will make a list of what they want their publication to address this year. The class will also focus on setting a basis for adviser, editor and student relationships.

“I try to give them constant examples of cases and then we have them build policies and framework so their staff gets organized and can follow through with things,” Hume said. 

Parker Hopkins, a senior at Utica High School, will be the editor in chief of the school’s online paper this year. Hopkins said they signed up for the class in order to learn more about being a leader.

“I have no experience leading a class, or a group in general, Hopkins said. “I’m hoping that this class  will help me become more prepared for next year.” 


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