Youth Journalism Day Fun!

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Today is youth journalism day, that is when 5th through 7th graders go to Metro State University and make their own articles and stories to share on a website exclusively for event participants. Each group has at least one camp leader, and at least five campers. The camp only has seventy-five campers per year.

I was in a group of seven campers (including me) and two leaders. First, we went through some lectures about preparing for an interview and taking photos like a pro. Then we had some lunch and planned on our projects. Next, we went to see the MSU professor, Ted Shin, who teaches industrial design. Designing is a problem solving activity. He taught us that almost everything mankind uses is made by a designer. He even told us that one certain pocket watch sold for seventeen million dollars! He also took us to 4 other labs, metal, wooden, plastic, and 3-D printing, it has nine 3-D printers! During the studio tour, we took photos of the equipment and of the products. Professor John Wanberg was actually making a car out of carbon fiber!

I feel that Youth Journalism Day is a day for children to write to their full potential and become a good journalist.-