Monday, September 24, 2012

Dunwoody Reporter:  School Newspapers Refocus to Meet with Changing Times

By Melissa Weinman and Stacy Bubes

Over the summer, Dunwoody High School teacher Desiree Tabor Carter reached out to the community for help getting a newspaper started at the school.

She was hoping to drum up support from adults, but more importantly, from kids who were interested in putting in the hours to write, edit and design a publication for their fellow students. Only a handful of students stepped up this semester. But Tabor Carter meets with the kids who are interested in the newspaper once a week, and they hope to print an issue this year.

Tabor Carter said the school published its last newspaper about five years ago, when the then-advisor was promoted to assistant principal. No one took over as advisor to the newspaper, she said, and the program never recovered.

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