The high school students at my son's school wanted to start a school newspaper. It's a small private school. They have a couple of excellent English instructors, but neither of them knew how to start a publication. So I offered to help.
"Helping" has quickly turned into teaching a regular class three days a week! I didn't know I would be in charge! I have no teaching credentials, just loads of publication experience. This is truly a first for me.
This is my third week. So far, I have covered some journalism basics, organizing and recruiting staff, securing resources from the administration, and establishing a production schedule for the semester.
(No wonder I haven't been around A2K much.)
This week they will begin producing a trial issue before launching into a regular publication cycle.
I can use all the tips and advice I can get!