The Writing Practicum is an English class that produces both the Juniatian and the Alfarata. Students interested in writing for the Juniatian should register for EN 181 01. Students can continue to write for the Juniatian for as long as they are enrolled at Juniata by registering for the courses EN 282 01, EN 381 01, etc.
The positions available on the Juniatian staff are staff writer, editor, photographer, and layout designer. Staff writers can receive one or two credits, and editors receive three credits.
The Writing Practicum meets every Monday at 3:00. During the first class session of a production cycle, the class will brainstorm ideas and assign articles for the upcoming issue. Staff writers and editors will meet in writing groups to discuss potential angles, interview subjects, and drafts.
In the second class session, writers will bring drafts of their articles and review them with their writing groups. Staff writers have two days to make additions and corrections to their articles before submission.
After final drafts are submitted, the editors will begin their review process, and finally, the Juniatian will be submitted to the Huntingdon Daily News to be printed. When copies of the paper are delivered, staff members will pick them up and distribute them to newsstands around campus.
Questions about The Writing Practicum can be directed to the advisor.