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Become a part of the Walnut Student Journalism Staff

Complete this application to option for the news production or yearbook class during the 2021-2022 school year.

Currently Walnut Hills High School offers four different journalism courses. The complete course descriptions can be found here. 

A 2008 study mirrored the results of a similar study 21 years earlier, finding, “students with jHoward Wilkinson with the 2019 Chatterbox Staffournalism experience in high school did better than non-journalism students in terms of both high school grades and ACT scores.”

Joining the yearbook or news production class at Walnut Hills High School helps you become part of a team of students dedicated to telling the story of our community.  You become part of a publication team that is the only organization that can tell the stories of Walnut students and life under the dome in an authentic and accurate way.

You will get the chance to travel to the National High School Journalism Convention each fall. In 2019 the convention was in Washington, D.C. and our teams won 1st and 2nd place in the National High School Journalism Quiz Bowl, and awards in 10 National Media Contests. In 2018 the convention was in Chicago, and we won the quiz bowl and won nine Write-off Awards.

2020 Recruiting Slide Show

Can’t fit the yearbook or news production class into your schedule?

Join as a club member. All class members are also club members, but if you are really dedicated it is possible to become a part of our staff as a club member. Apply to join the club at any time.

We recommend aspiring club members complete the Journalism Course found at Checkology 

The club meets every Monday during lunch, and on Tuesdays at 3:00 according to this schedule. 

Join virtual meetings with the code “chatterbox”.


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