Newsday looks to future journalists

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THE Newsday Youth Lens and Opinions Education Project (NYLO) is this newspaper’s way of, “passing the baton to our future writers, readers and community leaders”, Acting CEO Maria Cooper said. Speaking at the formal launch of NYLO yesterday at the paper’s El Socorro office, Cooper said the project, “was an idea that evolved from the need to involve the youth of today in the news production process while serving a much greater need for community engagement.” Referring to the changing trends in how media is accessed, from the traditional print, radio and television formats to various online sources, Cooper said one thing remains constant – “we have to present the news in a well-balanced, informative accurate and timely manner.” “Through NYLO, we can have a better understanding and relationship with a generation that we acknowledge is changing the way things are done, and by imparting our knowledge and values to them, together we will be building a much stronger future.” Cooper revealed that NYLO is also important because Newsday intends to use the knowledge gained from the project to help develop a writing course that lets the paper “do what we do best – Telling It As It Is.”

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