Crusader News is on the “air”

crusadernews The past two weeks a lot of my focus has been on getting a website up for my journalism class. This past week I finally unveiled it to my students and we are now in the process of putting content online. In the “Welcome” blurb I wrote:

“Crusader News is a brand new experimental online student newspaper put together by journalism students, invited student writers & staff from Cecil B. DeMille Midde School in beautiful Long Beach, California. It may take some time before news items begin to pop up here on the Front Page, but it’ll be a worthwhile wait.”

Then this past week, in my reporter’s notebook entry I wrote:

“Introduced the website to my journalism class. Most students got the concept but a few had the “puppy dog with the head tilted to the side” look. They’ll figure it out. First story is due next Wednesday, 11/21

“Went out after school to cover the boy’s track practice. I’m really looking forward to the story that reporters Ashley and Darvin will write from an impromtu interview of track coach, Ms. Del Rio. I haven’t had a chance to look at the pictures taken by yearbook photographers Angel and Adan, but I’m hoping that we’ll have something good to include in the yearbook and in Ashley and Darvin’s story. Onward and upward. Mr. Bustillos, Crusader News, Advisor and Publisher”

The website is running Joomla and I really need to put a yearbook ad where Joomla has it’s own ad. Argh. Please check it out at jbb