Press ReleaseLibrary to Host a Six-Session Journalism Workshop for Teens

The Iowa City Public Library is collaborating with Launch Student News (LSN) to offer a six-session journalism workshop for students in 6th-12th grade, starting Monday Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. LSN is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting journalism. The workshop will be led by Victoria Feng and Malini Pillai. Feng is director and founder of LSN and a high school student with work recently published in the New York Times. Pillai is LSN's Director of Education, Opinion Editor for their high school paper, and recently placed first in her category at the 2020-2021 Illinois High School Association Journalism State Final.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to reporting basics and get hands-on experience writing news, opinion, feature and sports articles. By the end, students will have the skills needed to report the news in their own communities!

This program will occur once a week for six weeks and participants are expected to be committed to attending all sessions.

The schedule for the workshop is:

Monday, September 13, 6-7 p.m.

Monday, September 20, 6-7 p.m.

Monday, September 27, 6-7 p.m.

Monday, October 4, 6-7 p.m.

Monday, October 11, 6-7 p.m.

Monday, October 18, 6-7 p.m.

The program will be held on Zoom. Teens can attend from home or meet in the Koza Family Teen Center at the Iowa City Public Library to watch and learn together. Registration is required for participants joining from home, but not necessary for those attending in person at the Library. 

The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.