DK News is De Kuilen High School's newspaper for the learners by the learners.
Each year a select few would be journalists investigates, collects and presents local school happenings as a news story. These young and brave reporters manipulate and visualize data and convert it to information
- Join the DK newspaper club.
- Find out what is going on at your school. Are there any special events coming up? Any big changes planned? What school issues do your classmates care about? Go around the school and look for interesting events. Some students might be graduating early, some might be starting a school club, others can be selling candy, key-chains, or school spirit buttons. You never know what might be interesting to the students and teachers!
- Interview the people involved, such as classmates, teachers and other school faculty.
- Write your article in a way that your target audience will understand.
- When you're putting together your newspaper, add color and pictures.
- Stay current. Read the news every week so you have a general idea of what's going on and what you can write about.
- Have fun with it. Writing will be easier if you have fun and adventure with the aspect of the press.
- Write things only if they are in some way related to your school. Avoid stating the school name in articles, unless you have to mention other school names. Your sources are not limited to just people at your school. It's encouraged for you to interview professionals.
- Think of a cool title name for your article. This will draw the reader into the article.
- A lead, the first sentence, is good to draw your readers into the article. Don't go straight to the details, and don't use a question for your lead.
- Think of articles that are interesting. Nobody will want to read a newspaper filled with boring things!
- If possible, include related images. This will draw attention to your article and add a visual.
- If you're out of ideas, try highlighting a talented student, writing about a newly established club or group, or bringing ideas from the outside world to your school.
- Try having opinion pieces in your paper. While you should be cautious around controversial topics such as politics, remember that it IS an opinion article and the purpose is to speak your mind.