A real life reporter visits Junior Journalists Club
A day in the life of a newspaper reporter is a very exciting one, as the children attending Junior Journalists club yesterday discovered.
Lisa Woodhouse, reporter for the Lancashire Telegraph visited the children to talk to them about her job. She explained that her contacts with the police, fire service and ambulance service can prove to be vital in the quest for local news stories and Lisa explained how she gathers all her information for her articles.
She spoke to them about how she always carries a notebook, pen, phone and camera with her so she can always be prepared for breaking news stories. She even showed the children how to write using shorthand and gave them a worksheet so they could try it out themselves.
One of the children asked Lisa if she takes the photographs that appear in the paper, or if she has a photographer working with her. Lo’ and behold, no sooner had the question been asked, a photographer for the Telegraph arrived!
Everyone enjoyed talking to Lisa and her photographer. Our Junior Journalists are realising that news is not just for adults!