18 JSR (Joongang Student Reporters) for Fall 2017 has officially begun and for the next six months, the selected group of students will be reporting about their schools, communities, and lives. Out of hundreds of applications, just about 70 students were chosen to be student reporters this Fall. Out of these 70 students, 15 have been chosen to be student editors for the program. Although not a very competitive program to get into, it does require a lot of time management skills and diligence in order to report timely news that affects them, their schools, and their communities.
The student reporters and editors for 18 JSR will hence work arduously to report on the impactful things that are happening around them. On top of that, the students editors will be editing their student reporter articles. These articles, that are submitted will be edited by student editors and JSR’s Chief Editor, Charlie Glick providing a unique experience in improving one’s writing skills. To give the program an extra kick, all student reporter articles are eligible for publication and a select few will be chosen every week to be published.
This opportunity to be published in a weekly publication is one of the many major perks of this program, but more importantly, this program offers students a deeper look into the world of journalism and the rigorous deadlines of the news media industry. The main goal of this program is to get students more interested in the current issues around them and improve their writing skills for the future and beyond.
All the students are in great hands too! Their Chief Editor, Charlie Glick, graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Throughout his academic and professional years, Charlie has accumulated considerable experience both editing and writing news, fiction, and poetry. On top of serving as Chief Editor for JSR, he teachers the SAT, AP English, and Literature and works as a college advisor in the LA area specializing in essay-writing.
Furthermore, the entire program is overseen by me, the Program Coordinator, Whitney Ahn. I received my MA in Sociology and Communication from Oregon State University and as an Adjunct Professor at the postsecondary level, I have vast experience in writing and teaching. I also work as an Academic Coordinator and advise students on their college essays in my spare time.
This semester, like all semesters promises a great start and the excitement only continues to build as students have begun submitting their pitches and articles. With a great summer and new school year ahead of us, I, Charlie, and the JSR Staff are looking forward to this semester!