New Staff- Journalism Dept Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to be on the Talon yearbook or Free Press newspaper staff.

Step 1:  Enroll in "Digital Journalism" by the enrollment deadline. If you aren't accepted to staff, one of your alternate classes will be substituted.

Step 2: Make sure to complete the online application by March 9.

Step 3: Your application will be emailed to you (almost instantly, if you don't get it contact Mrs Folsom in rm 201).

Step 4: Make sure to print & submit a signed copy of this application to rm 201 by 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

Step 5: Sign up for an interview on April 11 or 12.

EIGHTH GRADERS: Freshman (fall semester) are NOT eligible to apply for a publication staff until they have taken at least ONE of the preparatory courses (21st Century Journalism, Graphic Design, Photo I). Freshmen CAN apply in November to be on a publication staff in their freshman spring semester.

To avoid frustration when filling out this application...
1. Make sure you have time to complete the entire application in one sitting. There is no way to save your responses and come back to finish.
2. Complete your answers to the Short Answer questions BEFORE filling out this online application. Preview the Short Answer questions here: http://goo.gl/UBY1YU
3. Do NOT hit "back" on your web browser or you will lose your application.
4. Make sure to ask your teachers' permission BEFORE submitting their names to recommend you.
5. Make sure to click on "Submit" when you are finished or your application will NOT be saved.
6. Print your final application (this will be emailed to you after you "submit" your application), sign and have your parents sign before turning into room 201 by Thursday, March 9.
7. Sign up for an interview on Tuesday, April 11 or Wednesday, April 12: https://goo.gl/9kcV15. To preview some of the questions that could be asked during the interview... http://goo.gl/kcgGJe

WARNING: Anyone who does NOT submit a signed application / sign up and appear for an interview will NOT be considered for a publications staff position.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by email. Laurie L. Folsom at lfolsom@usd497.org or stop by rm 201.

Final Staff decisions will be made by April 20 and those accepted AND those not accepted will be notified.

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