Training Camp is a comprehensive eight-week course that will transform students from all different journalism levels into experienced, online sportswriters ready to create professional-level content
At Varsity News Network, we believe the future of journalism is online. As such, learning how to write stories optimized for search engines is much more relevant than learning how to layout pages on a physical newspaper. And by writing on a VNN site, students’ work will be seen by a community of tens-of-thousands of sports fans, instead of just one classroom.
The focus of Training Camp is teaching students how to make their story stand out in the sea of other stories and links that show up in Google searches. Training Camp teaches how to use keyword heavy leads, embrace the inverted pyramid structure, and learn how to incorporate social media. Students have the chance to write several game recaps, one feature story, and develop their own personal voice. Best of all, the experience is completely free.
For teachers, the curriculum is easy to implement. Simply set your students up with Training Camp, and watch them go. You can even use our resources to make the grading process simple.
Training Camp can be the beginning of a successful career in online journalism, through showcasing your school’s athletic programs.
Interested or want more information? Contact us today!