SLIDESHOW: Ramapo News Holds Design Workshop for High Schoolers

Ramapo News editors and Waldwick High School juniors and seniors joined forces again for a design workshop on April 24, held at Ramapo College.

The WHS student journalists, who produce the school newspaper "The Echo," visited Ramapo College to participate in an all-day program on newspaper layout, which included a crash course in Adobe InDesign. The students worked closely with Ramapo News staff to create their final edition of "The Echo" for the year.

After a brief budget meeting where the students discussed their news, features and sports articles and planned out their issue, they made themselves at home in the Ramapo News office, putting together the pages with Adobe InDesign, a publication design software.

The WHS students worked individually and in pairs to produce a six-page paper, complete with local and national news, feature articles, and local and professional sports, to be published and distributed at their school. Ramapo News editors also chat with the students about journalism and college.

This is the second time The Ramapo News and the Waldwick High School journalism class have partnered together. Last semester, several staff members visited WHS to lead a lesson on headline and lead writing.