A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism

Graphic Novel Edition
Not Yet Published


FALL 2018

Available on backorder

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About the Book

Covering the basics of media arts values and practice, this graphic textbook offers cub reporters a primer on the drama, adventure and ethical conundrums that make journalism rewarding and fun. Using ripped-from-the-headlines examples, the authors challenge students to engage with the big issues. The stories revolve around a diverse newspaper staff at an urban high school who find themselves in a series of teachable moments. Packed with reporting exercises and fundamentals of the craft, woven into engaging narratives, each comic also gives readers a look at the real-life event that inspired the tale.

About the Author(s)

Katina Paron is a Brooklyn-based journalism educator with 25 years of youth media experience, creating opportunities for teens worldwide to eary bylines. She directs the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative at Baruch College.

Javier Güelfi is an Argentine-born and -based cartoonist, illustrator and graphic designer. He has worked for companies and NGOs including BuzzFeed, Univision, Unicef, The Women’s Building and many local and international media outlets.

Bibliographic Details

Katina Paron and Javier Güelfi

Format: softcover (7 x 10), graphic novel
Bibliographic Info: black & white illustrations, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7591-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3440-1
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “This guide is perfect for social studies, civics, journalism, comics, language arts, and writing classes from 8th grade through university. Teachers will find this to be a virtual curriculum full of classroom activities, discussion topics and research.”—Tim Smyth, Historycomics.net
  • A Newshound’s Guide to Student Journalism is a fantastic, real-world text that educates students through clever scenarios that truly show how scholastic media operates. Of texts I’ve seen and used, this one is head-and-shoulders above the rest.”—Tom Gayda, Ball State University
  • “More than ever, we need journalism education that is accessible and serves a diverse audience. A Newshound’s Guide to Student Journalism hits the mark on both.”—Sarah Bartlett, Dean, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York