Middle school students learn about media

By Daniel Dunkle | Dec 17, 2013
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle A group of Rockland District Middle School students visits the Courier Publications office on the fourth floor of the Breakwater Marketplace on Camden Street Dec. 16. Pictured are, from left, John Comeau, Everett Allyn, Mya Sutherland, Mariah St. Clair, Alexa Barstow and Youthlinks Program Manager Hannah Magnusson. Sutherland is in the sixth grade and the other students are in grade five.

Rockland — Five Rockland District Middle School students visited the offices of Courier Publications Dec. 16 to learn more about how newspapers and media sites operate.

The students were part of an after-school program organized by Youthlinks called "Magazine Mania." They were chaperoned by Youthlinks Program Manager Hannah Magnusson and volunteer Judy Kov Block.

During the tour they learned about newspapers and online news sites. They toured the advertising, news and graphic design departments and talked to reporters, sales people, designers and editors.

 

 

Comments (1)
Posted by: Tomm Shockey | Dec 18, 2013 07:41

I hope the children, and maybe also the teacher, learned that "media" is a plural, not a singular noun.  The singular is "medium".  It is a Latin word..



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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.

 

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