Thank you for expressing interest in joining the News Department of the Stuyvesant Spectator. Please answer the questions and complete the portions to the best of your ability. We are not looking for perfection, because we know that many of you may be new to this style of writing. Please answer honestly and try your best!
Anne Chen, Thomas Zadrozny, and Eugenia Sanchez.
Note: Please send in your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Please note that there is an 3-day extension due to delays in releasing the application. Thank you.
1) Why do you want to be in the News Department?
2) What makes you qualified?
3) What extracurricular activities do you partake in?
4) What are your time constraints, if any?
5) What periodicals do you read regularly, if any?
Part I: Reporting Activity – Imagine that you are going to write an article about how several electives across the various departments (Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Science) will be cut due to budget cuts. Make a list of people that you would interview as well as a brief list of questions you would for each.
Part II: Mock Article –Read the hypothetical prompt, and write a 400-600 word article in which you elaborate on it. Please give your article an appropriate headline. The article should address the 5 W’s and H (who, what, where, when, why, how) and more. Make sure it is specific and detailed. Include imaginary quotes that relate to the prompt. Be creative, but do not overdo it.
Prompt – Students staged a sit-in protest after Principal Stanley Teitel stipulated that students are only allowed to be on the 1st and 2nd floors during their free periods.