Today English Class fourth and fifth graders visited the editing office of Pori’s local newspaper, Satakunnan Kansa to watch journalism in action. This field trip is part of National Newspaper Week in Finland. In visiting the newsroom, the pupils themselves became part of the news because there will be an article about their visit in tomorrow’s newspaper. Meanwhile an article about the visit has already been posted online.
Pupils were able to follow the development of a news article in real time and they had lots of questions to ask the reporters. Photographic journalism interested the pupils the most so they saved the most questions for Satakunnan Kansa’s photographer, Tomi Glad. Pupils were even given the opportunity to use the photographer’s camera and they really hammed it up in front of the lens!