116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The Iowa City Public Library is collaborating with Launch Student News (LSN) to offer a six-session journalism workshop for students in sixth through 12th grade, starting Monday 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 and opinion editor for their high school paper, which recently placed first in their 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 every Monday from 6 to 7 p.m., from Sept. 13 through Oct. 18. Participants are expected to be committed to attending all sessions.
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.