Student Voices is a unique writing opportunity for students. Each month, students write about a newsworthy and relevant topic of their choice and have a chance to get published in the Boston Herald print newspaper and website. To participate, respond to any Boston Herald article from the past two weeks in 300 words or less.
Tips for students:
- Make sure your article is an opinion piece, not a factual article. We want to hear your opinions!
- Because articles are usually published at the end of the following month, students should choose a topic that will still be newsworthy a month later. For example, if you wrote about the Super Bowl in January, the articles didn’t run until the end of February, so it wouldn’t be chosen as it is old news.
Responses must be no more than 300 words and sent in by the student’s teacher. We will not accept submissions directly from students. Please email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 29th.
You may include a photo of each writer with a copy of our media release form signed by a parent or guardian.
One response will be chosen to be published in the Boston Herald newspaper. All students who participate will have their work published on the NIE Blog.
Because students can write about any topic, it’s easy to integrate this activity into your curriculum for any subject! Teaching journalism? This activity can be integrated into journalism lesson plans while learning about the Op-Ed and Letters to the Editor sections of the newspaper. Refer to the Op-Ed section of the daily Boston Herald as a guide. Read the Smart Edition here.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or call 617-619-6223.