just lighthouseAspiring writers get their first “real” experience writing for the school newspaper in high school or college. The Brandon Beacon will give your student the opportunity to write real news stories for an online news magazine while being mentored by professional reporters, photojournalists and editors.

This is not just another writing program. This is an on the job introduction to professional reporting. With the help of their professional mentors, students will produce a consistently updated online publication covering news that is important to them, their community and the world.

At our weekly instruction and brainstorming meetings, students will be assigned articles in a topic of their choosing. Completed submissions will be critiqued and edited by a professional journalist and then posted at www.TheBrandonBeacon.com.

Students will learn:

  • Proper interview techniques
  • Professional research standards
  • Story writing
  • Photo composition
  • New media techniques and multimedia applications
  • The ins and outs of professional publishing

Staff reporters will enjoy:

  • A personalized The Brandon Beacon press pass
  • The pride of seeing their very own byline
  • Periodic special recognition
  • Group trips
  • Special instruction from guest journalists and editors

While we will cover national and local events of interest, The Brandon Beacon will focus primarily on events and activities that will promote and publicize local homeschool and Christian school activities. 

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