Journalism Students Tour SF Chronicle; Win Award

Otis TaylorThe Skyline College Journalism Department has had a busy month. First, roughly 20 students from the Skyline College Journalism Club toured the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, March 3. They had the chance to visit the newsroom and sit in on an editorial meeting, where they saw the editors debate what should be the lead story in the next day’s print edition. When the meeting was over, they had a special Q&A with columnist Otis R. Taylor, Jr. who covers diversity and equality in the East Bay.

Later that weekend, The Skyline View took “Best of Show 2nd Place Website for a Small College” at the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Conference held in San Francisco. Skyline College Journalism students attended workshops on design, job preparation, digital storytelling, media literacy and more, with Professor Nancy Kaplan-Biegel presenting a workshop on data journalism. They also heard keynote speaker Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair, Newsweek and more evaluate coverage of Donald Trump.

Article by Nancy Kaplan-Biegel