PCA Journalism Gets RejuvenatedWednesday, March 07, 2012 By Newspaper Staff
On Friday, March 2, Pantego Christian Academy's middle school journalism took a field trip to visit UTA. They visited The Shorthorn and UTA Radio. The students experienced how a student run newspaper works. The Editor-in-Chief of the Shorthorn, Sam Morton, showed the students around the Shorthorn offices. He explained how at the Shorthorn, each person has their own jobs, from reporter to editor to photographer. Each reporter has their own beat, which means they each cover a specific topic. On reporter could have a crime beat, which means they write about crime, or a basketball beat, which means they write about basketball. Shelly Williams, News Editor for the Shorthorn, talked to the students about Adobe InDesign and how important it is for a journalism department to integrate into new mediums like twitter, facebook, and the web. At UTA radio, the students were given a tour, in which they learned about the program Adobe Audition. That program that allowed them to improve their voices on the radio. The students ended the trip with a visit to Chipotle.