Student journalists speak at conference

Members of the Chronicle staff spoke at the Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s conference Feb. 25. Staff members presented journalism techniques to Jewish high school journalism students from across the country at B’nai David-Judea synagogue. They talked about the Chronicle website, HWTV and issues of the newspaper. “I thought it went really well,” Benjamin Most ’16 […]

Melissa Wantz: Communications

Melissa Wantz will make the commute from Ventura County to Harvard-Westlake each day to lead the upper school communications department, serve as the Chronicle and Big Red adviser and teach journalism classes. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and received her master’s in English literature […]

Connecting in new ways

Connecting in new ways

Every year we hear that journalism is a dying profession. Even though our traditional 32-page print paper has set the standard for high school journalists across the country, the time has come to accept that much of our readership would rather receive news through other media . Last year, the Chronicle staff breathed life into […]

Finding my own community

Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on the negative aspects of high school. Every day, I hear about stress, and I completely understand, having […]

CNPA announces Chronicle finalists

The 2014-2015 Chronicle is a finalist for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award at a luncheon […]

Chronicle finalist for best high school newspaper in California

The 2014-2015 Chronicle print edition and website are finalists for best high school newspaper in California in the Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the CNPA announced Friday. Five staff members are finalists in individual contests. Both the Chronicle and the website will receive either the first or second place award […]

Chronicle online finalist for Pacemaker

Chronicle online was one of 30 finalists selected Thursday for the 2014-2015 National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker competition. The finalists were selected by three anonymous judges from 172 entries and the winners will be announced at the NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Denver April 18.  

LA Times reporter stresses patience, dedication

Los Angeles Times reporter Kurt Streeter stressed the importance of patience and sensitivity in cultivating the trust of sources when he spoke to journalism students Nov. 13. “Part of [being a journalist] is you are sort of like a social worker or a therapist,” Streeter said. You are really privy to people’s secrets.” Every story […]

2 Chronicle articles finalists in Story of the Year competition

Two stories from last year’s Chronicle are finalists for the 2014 National Scholastic Press Association Story of the Year award. The Story of the Year award is given to one story in each of five categories: news, feature, editorial, sports, diversity and multimedia. The award recognizes quality reporting on specific issues and problems. The winners […]

Promote and preserve

When the administration recently rewrote the mission statement to make it more accessible for the student body, they recognized that while content always comes first, the manner in which it is communicated can be just as important. If nobody reads something, what’s the point of having written it? The Chronicle faces a similar challenge of […]