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Pinion staffers from 2017 bundle copies of the paper to give out to students and staff.

Life as a student journalist: TIPCUP and the LQTQ format

An Vo April 22, 2020

Elements of Newsworthiness For an article to be considered newsworthy, it must meet at least three TIPCUP standards. Timeliness - is the story published around when an event took place or is going...

Editors from the 2018 Pinion staff, Anela Chavez and Alexandria Buchanan lead a pitch session and offer feedback to reporters.

Life as a student journalist: Story Ideas and Pitch Sessions

An Vo March 26, 2020

Finding story ideas Many reporters find it difficult to come up with story ideas. There are, however, many ways to find story ideas.  There are many events happening around the world and at McKinley...

Pinion editors from the 2019 staff, Kelvin Ku, Alexandria Buchanan, and Thompson Wong interview a Civil Beat reporter.

Life as a student journalist: Headlines and the Core Four

An Vo February 5, 2020

When writing articles as a journalist, you should always consider what your headline will be and which of the core four your article goes under. There are rules to creating an interesting and concise headline...

Want to know what its like being a reporter for The Pinion? Newswriting students learn the basics of journalism and will advance on their way from reporter to editor.

Life as a student journalist: Newswriting and the Code of Ethics

An Vo December 22, 2019

Learning blogs are short articles that talk about, obviously, what one has learned. The Pinion staff began writing blogs in 2013 about what they learned about journalism but stopped for unknown reasons....

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