In the wake of the 2014 journalism summit at The Hewitt School, the editors of Browning, Hewitt and Riverdale’s student newspapers came together to write a collaborative piece that focused on the differences, similarities and takeaways from their respective experiences with single-sex and coed education at the pre-collegiate level. Read the article on The Hewitt Times’ website.
This year’s journalism summit, again hosted by The Hewitt Times, gathered student newspaper staffs from various New York City schools to continue to facilitate collaboration among them and create a network of shared resources. Schools in attendance included Browning, Brearley, Chapin, Dalton, Fieldston, Hewitt, Marymount, Nightingale and Spence. The budding journalists heard from and engaged in a Q&A with two distinguished speakers, "PBS NewsHour" correspondent John Merrow and Martha Spanninger, producer for Soledad O'Brien and Tom Brokaw.
Once again, each newspaper group presented a short presentation of its publication, including information on its role at their school, typical areas of coverage, and new features or improvements from last year.
The third issue of the Grytte, which features a cover story on the nearly-two-decade tenure of Board of Trustees President Jim Chanos, was released at the Parents Association Spring Benefit honoring Mr. Chanos at the Central Park Zoo. Those attending received copy of the issue in their evening goodie bag, or you may pick up a copy at the School.