In an attempt to increase awareness and understanding of the ever-changing field of journalism to the younger generation, Milfordlive.com and Milford High’s journalism teacher Czar Bloom have teamed up to create a unique opportunity for high school students interested in writing. Students will get the chance to experience online journalism and its increasing application in the real world.
“The Jolly Roger staff has been able to publish a newspaper for a long time, and the students have always gotten the real-world journalism experience from reporting, writing, editing and much more. With the current changing trends in the field of journalism, we are glad to get the opportunity to work with Milfordlive.com and be able to go fully ‘on-line.’ This will get the students wonderful practice, and we look forward to a great partnership,” commented Mr. Bloom.
Milford High School Students Kari Elzey, Blake Tuttle and Caleb Primos will be the first journalism students to participate in the opportunity. Milfordlive.com will help these students, alongside Mr. Bloom, understand the development and growth of the field of online journalism.
“We are thrilled to partner with the students and Mr. Bloom in this way,” said Milford Live publisher Dave Burris. “I have great memories of participating in journalism at MHS and writing for the Jolly Roger. That experience was a large part of what led me to study journalism in college, and eventually led Bryan and I to start MilfordLIve.com.”