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Staff FS Journalism Department Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to be on the Talon yearbook or Free Press newspaper staff. NOTE: Students entering their freshman year (fall semester) are NOT eligible to apply for a publication staff until they have taken at least ONE of the preparatory courses (21st Century Journalism, Graphic Design, Digital Photography). Freshmen can apply in November to be on a publication staff in their freshman spring semester. Applications for new and returning staff members are due by Thursday, March 9. To avoid frustration when filling out this application…
1. Make sure you have time to complete the entire application in one sitting. There is no way to save your responses and come back to finish.
2. Complete your answers to the Short Answer questions BEFORE filling out this online application. Preview the Short Answer questions here.
3. Do NOT hit “back” on your web browser or you will lose your application.
4. Make sure to ask your teachers’ permission before submitting their names to recommend you.
5. Make sure to click on “Submit” when you are finished or your application will NOT be saved.
6. Print your final application (this will be emailed to you after you “submit” your application), sign and have your parents sign before turning into room 201 by 3:30 p.m. March 9.
7. Sign up for an interview here for April 11 or 12. To preview some of the questions that could be asked during the interview click here. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by email:
Laurie L. Folsom at [email protected] or stop by room 201.
Final Staff decisions will be made by April 20 and those accepted AND those not accepted will be notified.



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