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Along the Scouting Trails:

Cub Scouts visit the Valley Sun

December 24, 2009

Cub Scouts from Den 3 of pack 512 visited the La Cañada Valley Sun offices to find out how newspapers are made on Friday. They were learning about different ways of communicating.

Staff writer/sports editor Seth Amitin explained the business. At the end of their visit, they said they had learned the following:

•?Newspapers have to capture the reader’s attention to tell the people of La Cañada what’s happening.

•?Newspaper writing is a lot harder than writing in school.

•?You have to interview and contact a lot of people to get the right information. And you only publish information that is true.

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•?The different jobs are reporter, editor, designer and photographer.

•?The editor reads every story to make sure the information is correct.

•?Story ideas get to the newspaper by a police scanner, a telephone, schedules, contacts, coaches, e-mail, fax machines, letters and people who come in.

•?The most important thing about a newspaper is that you write the true facts.


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