WAYNE, NJ – Starting today TAPinto Wayne will host a section for the Wayne Hills High School student newspaper The Patriot Press. This section will feature articles written by students and will cover local, regional and national news.
“I felt this would open us up to a wider audience,” said English and Journalism teacher Donna Del Moro of the collaboration with TAPinto Wayne. “This can also afford my students the opportunity to get bylines in the community, rather than just in the school.”
“Getting your writing put on an established news site could be impressive to colleges,” said freshman Emma Arango.
Junior, Christopher Mezza agreed, adding: “Bylines might help students on college applications or future resumes because it indicates that the student has taken the time to research and write about an event or situation, which can translate to commitment and writing skills.”
Journalism students were asked why they decided to take Del Moro’s class.
“I always wanted to have the opportunity to share important news to others,” said senior Naila Dasilva. “Journalism gives me the opportunity to combine all the things I love to do: photography, writing, learning, and sharing.”
“It’s an interesting subject, and I love to learn about current events,” said Senior, Maya Kachroo. “The idea of spreading the truth and helping to keep people educated is important and exciting.”
“It’s a good proving ground for any career,” said Del Moro. “Communicating with people, writing effectively, and knowing how to be concise and factual are all necessary skills. Where can’t you use those skills?”
Twenty-one years ago, Del Moro began teaching English and Journalism after working in the field for the Paterson News and in corporate communications, but her passion still lies in reporting the news.
“If I can get one or two students excited about being journalists per year, I feel like I’m doing my job,” she said.
TAPinto Wayne is excited to be showcasing the work of these bright, young Wayne students.
Look for their articles here, starting today.