Our Blog

The lasting legacy of Gloria Shields

The lasting legacy of Gloria Shields

Many of the students attending the Gloria Shields Workshop don’t know about its namesake. Two Online Publication students, Natalie McMahon of Allen High School and Gracie Blackwell of Coppell High School, set out to find out more about this visionary woman. Website created using Adobe Spark Page; click image to […]

Read More

New Snapchat feature has some feeling wary

New Snapchat feature has some feeling wary

Snapchat recently released a new feature called SnapMap that allows people to pinpoint your exact location while you’re snapping away. While it’s touted as a way to see what’s happening around you, others have reservations about this feature. Online Publishing student Carli Hopper of Braswell High School explores this feature […]

Read More

Online publishing is hard work, but it does yield helpful skills

Online publishing is hard work, but it does yield helpful skills

At the Online Publishing class at the Gloria Shields Workshop, students get a lot thrown at them in just a few days — lists of online tools, coding concepts, ways to put together a story besides just a written piece and a photo. Langley Leverett of Texas High School took […]

Read More

What’s it like when hundreds of teenagers take over a hotel?

What’s it like when hundreds of teenagers take over a hotel?

Most hotels are used to seeing conventions come through their space, but when it’s a workshop full of high school students, things can be a little different. Kaleigh Koc and Anna Kanaley from Shawnee Mission East High School decided to see what it was like for the non-participants at the […]

Read More

Meeting new people is hard — even in a room full of journalists

Meeting new people is hard — even in a room full of journalists

Talking to strangers is an essential part of being a journalist — you sometimes have to interview people you don’t know. It’s also an essential part of being at the Gloria Shields Workshop, where there are hundreds of students from different schools, and you may wind up in a class […]

Read More

High school journalism is the launchpad for many careers

High school journalism is the launchpad for many careers

Some Gloria Shields alumni held an inspiring panel about how the workshop and high school publications classes helped them achieve success in college. William Yanek from Lawrence High School asked a few students how the skills they’re learning in high school journalism and yearbook classes will shape their future dreams. […]

Read More

Getting the Netflix pulse at Gloria Shields

Getting the Netflix pulse at Gloria Shields

In between workshops and learning new skills, students need some time to unwind. Sometimes catching a movie is a great way to do it — and there happens to be Netflix on the hotel TVs. Emily Angyal and Brenna Stefanov of Mount Saint Mary Academy polled some students and found […]

Read More

A trip to Old Town Carrollton

A trip to Old Town Carrollton

A group of students from the 2016 Gloria Shields Workshop came to Old Town Carrollton on assignment. Their job? Profile a local business in the town square and tell a story through audio, photos, and video using only their mobile phones. Here are the stories they brought back from the […]

Read More