A Nose for News

Editors Note: A dozen Johnsburg Central School elementary students in grades 3-5 recently concluded a 10-week Gifted and Talented program journalism workshop led by JCS Teacher Assistant Katy Odell, former editor of the News-Enterprise. Pictured above are, from left are: Liz Ordway, Alexis West, Kora Millington, Anna Liebelt, Shiloh Wood, Alicia Hagadorn, Shawn Nevins, Sarah Morris, and Montana Berg. (not present were Kylie Kirby, Bethany Hayes, and Patrick Harrison). One student project was to use the Internet to research information about a famous journalist, and presented here are some of the resulting student works; others will be included in future News-Enterprise issues. Get to know a famous journalist: Peggy Hull By Liz Ordway JCS Student Peggy Hull, who lived from 1889-1967, was the first woman that the U.S. government accredited as a war correspondent. Peggy was 78 when she died. Peggy Hull always liked journalism. She grew up on a farm in Kansas. When Peggy was 16, she worked as a typesetter for the Junction City Sentinel in Kansas. She reported on the First World War. She also started off by interviewing people in the Army. Peggy Hull traveled to interview people in different places such as New Orleans, and Jupiter, Fla. If Peggy was alive, three questions I would ask her are: What was your favorite animal; what did you do when you were little; and what were your interests. Peggy Hull was very interested in journalism. Get to know a famous journalist: Ted Koppel By Anna Liebelt JCS Student Ted Koppel was born on Feb. 8, 1940. He grew up in Lancashire, England. At the age of 13, he moved to the United States. Ted Koppel received his bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University. He also received a masters degree in mass communications-research and political science from Stanford University. His first major journalism job was anchor for ABC News in 1971. Some of Ted Koppels biggest accomplishments include winning every major broadcasting award, 37 Emmy awards, nine Overseas Press Club awards, two George Polk Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, and in 1975, he anchored ABC Saturday Night News. Now, he is hosting WMCA radio in New York City. Three questions I would ask Ted Koppel are: Which award are you most proud of and why? Who was the hardest person to interview and why? You went to college for political science. Why did you choose to become a journalist? Ted Koppel is a well-respected journalist who has won many awards. He has worked both on tv and radio. Best of all he graduated from Syracuse University which happens to be my favorite college basketball team. I learned a lot of interesting information about Ted Koppel working on this project. Get to know a famous journalist: Peggy Hull

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