School Newspaper will be launched in Amajuba District soon. The paper is an A3 colour educational school newspaper and it will be produced by Isambane News and distributed across Amajuba District. It will be released every month and distributed through various schools, shops, public institutions in and around Amajuba District. Complimentary copies will be distributed to advertisers. The publication will be also available online – www.schoolfm.co.za/schoolnews
Students ,youth and other members of the community will use school newspaper to practice their writing skills and to exchange information and ideas. School newspaper also offers members of the community an opportunity to get skills in journalism. photography, computer literacy etc
Siyabonga Mthethwa , founder and manager of School Newspaper, said that “ The whole aim of school newspaper is to keep everyone up-to-date with the many things going on around schools, including upcoming events, student achievements, success stories,opinion pieces and more. We will build a strong team of students around schools to make up a core editorial team responsible for sourcing and writing news stories from around school and putting them together into a professional-standard newspaper.We want to bring something to the students that would be a platform for everyone to have content that represents them and also have something that would give them identity and would help everyone stay up-to-date on what’s going on around the school”,he said.
“It’s a way for students’ voices to be heard that maybe otherwise wouldn’t be,” noted Siyabonga. “We hope it will bring more representation and bring more equality to more people who maybe feel like they’re not getting that at school. Maybe the newspaper will be a place where they can get that.”
All students,teachers,parents and members of the community a are being encouraged to support this newspaper by sending in story suggestions ahead of the release of the school newspaper edition.
Schools Newspaper is planning to have a training for those who are keen to acquire skills in print & online media journalism – Acquire skills in Editing, Interview, Language: Writing , Photography , Content Development , Media Ownership : starting a media company,getting sponsors and much more..
School Newspaper aims to build editors that will quickly learn about teamwork, leadership skills, managing different personalities, and how to motivate writers to stay on deadline.
Print costs associated with the school newspaper will be absorbed from schools and on community members by selling a newspaper.
If any students,teachers,parents and members of the community have a burning issue they are keen for us to include or a news story worthy of coverage, make sure to get in touch with us so we can give it the publicity it deserves. We’re always on the lookout for news stories and features so thank you in advance for your support!
Story suggestions can be sent to us by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Siyabonga Mthethwa on 079 718 9765