Partners in Print

The Partners in Print program is a collaborative effort on the part of seven urban teachers, their journalism class students, and professional journalists. The program began five years ago to give urban high school students the opportunity to write for and produce newspapers as their suburban counterparts do.

The program is founded on the belief that journalistic writing offers students an opportunity to learn how to be concise, accurate, and unafraid of expressing themselves on paper. What is most important is that it gives the urban student a voice.

The seven teachers have been learning journalism techniques from professional journalists who visit their high schools which include Lawrence, Everett, South Boston, Revere, Madison Park, Jeremiah Burke, and Dorchester. The professional journalists come from The Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Middlesex News, and The Wall Street Journal. In-kind support comes from The Christian Science Monitor and The Revere Journal.

The participants meet at seminars, produce a collaborative newspaper called Print Partners, and receive guidance and support for their work. Urban teachers interested in becoming partners, please contact Carole Remick at High School Journalism Collaborative; High School Journalism Office at UMass Boston, 080/01/012; 100 Morrissey Blvd; Boston, MA 02125-3393 or call 617-287-7932.