FJORD Staff Change: From Course to Club

FJORD was the brainchild of students in the Applied Journalism/Yearbook course this past semester. The course was housed in room 240, where FJORD’s staff worked tirelessly to cover school events and issues that were important to the WCI community.

The end of the semester brings an end to the kind of coverage FJORD readers enjoyed. Now, under the leadership of Devin F. and Emily N., FJORD will continue to cover important events and issues to the WCI community; the staff is now made up of volunteer contributors from across the school.

To give a recap of our inaugural semester for our loyal readership, here are some highlights from the first semester’s coverage:

To Read

Our most viewed news and opinion pieces covered a wide range of topics, from a story about gender neutral washrooms, to a look at student council, to coverage of a local politician’s visit, to a feature on a memorial basketball tournament.

The news story with the highest views of the semester featured WCI alumni who created a replica of WCI in Minecraft.

Polls

We also had a lot of activity on posts that involved polls: from the Cake Boss Challenge to the Entrepreneurial Challenge to the Hats Policy.

Videos

The videos we produced were also popular. Some of the most viewed videos included a feature on teachers, a survey of voting knowledge, a look at best friends at WCI, and a feature on body image.

External Recognition

Retweets, shares and likes of stories by readers outside of WCI were exciting. Some stories that got this external recognition included a feature on Arts programming, a look at Operation Christmas Child, and many stories reporting on WCI’s fundraising campaign for refugee support.

We want to thank our readers for their attention and time. We also thank those who were willing to be interviewed for different stories.

FJORD is not done though. There are still stories to tell, people to feature, issues to raise.

FJORD invites contributors to join the team of writers, photographers and videographers.