28 May, 2022
Mareeba students focus on youth in media
GRADE 8 students at Mareeba High had a surprise visit from The Express recently, with journalists Rhys and Ellie coming along to Mrs Sabrina Fink and Ms Maddie Power’s class to talk about youth representation in the media.
Students in the class are currently completing their English assignment where they must present an issue surrounding youth to the council and convince them to go through with their proposal to fix the issue.
Rhys spoke upon how journalists write about youth crime, its representation in The Express and the laws behind speaking on the topic whilst Ellie spoke about kids doing positive things in the community and how they are represented.
After presenting, the students and staff were given the opportunities to ask questions about working for a paper, including what it’s like to write a story, the rules when writing an opinion piece and how to become a journalist.