Join Our Staff

Do you like current events, photography, sports, podcasting, or writing? Are you looking for a platform to express your opinions and build your resume? Do you want to get a backstage pass to all that happens at Rock Ridge?

Join The Blaze Newspaper Staff! We will begin accepting applications for our 2021-2022 staff in January 2021!

Newspaper is offered as a graded elective class.

Course:  Newspaper Journalism I

Course Number:  188000

Grades 10-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Introduction to Journalism OR application process (see the attached link above or pick up a paper application in room 1400 from Ms. Greiner).

When you join Newspaper, you will gain marketable skills in:

  • Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Editing
  • Marketing
  • and much more

In true Phoenix style, the 2018-2019 year was a relaunching year for our staff, bringing the program back from the ashes after a brief hiatus. In our 2019-2020 year, we are expanding our coverage and revamping our website, adding new mediums like podcast and growing our social media presence.

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are assembling a team that’s willing to work for excellence. We are looking for investigative journalists who want to ask tough questions about tough topics, beat reporters eager to live-tweet Rock Ridge sporting events (yup, you can do that for a grade 😉), graphic designers and photographers who can catch the student body’s attention with stunning images, and detail-driven writers and editors with witty prose that deserves to be published. We’re also looking for students to market our product and risk-takers to expand our coverage base.

Come see Ms. Greiner in room 1400 or email [email protected] if you have questions!

Link to digital application to paste in browser:

The Student News Site of Rock Ridge High School
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