Students in this workshop will serve as reporters and editors for the school’s online news portal, which serves the Halifax community. Beginning with a daily story meeting, students will report on news events as they happen each day, using a range of multimedia tools. They will also learn to pitch story ideas quickly and succinctly, and develop them into focused stories that put their research and critical thinking skills to work. The course places a heavy emphasis on using social media as a newsgathering and engagement tool. It gives students practice in headline writing and tagging, and also an understanding of analytic measures of story performance.