The Declaration

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About

The Declaration is a high school newspaper run by the students of Colonia High School located in central New Jersey. Articles are published weekly on the site and student monitored widgets, such as Fun Fact of the Day, Quote of the Day, and Behind the Scenes, are updated daily Monday through Friday when school is in session. Mrs. Danielle Allen oversee The Declaration Newspaper and all of Colonia High’s social media outlets.

The Declaration Newspaper is honored to be named a Site of Distinction by SNO (School Newspaper Online) for the past three years. Since 2015, Colonia High’s Declaration is the ONLY high school paper in New Jersey to be deemed a Distinguished Site by SNO. Colonia High School’s Declaration staff is an assemblage of enthusiastic and curious students dedicated to finding the facts, arguing a position, or simply investigating something fun. Some writers are enrolled in Mrs. Allen’s Journalism 1, 2 and 3 classes while others pursue journalistic endeavors as an extracurricular activity. Every area of interest—politics, sports, movies, pop culture, fashion—is covered by the staff, as are school issues, social discussions, and daily polls. By upgrading to an online newspaper four years ago, The Declaration are able to publish continually and keep readers up-to-date. Whether one just wishes to catch up on current events, explore CHS’s current activities and events, or read an entertaining feature or editorial, The Declaration is the place to look, or click. Also, for up-to-date information, please follow us on Twitter : @ColoniaHigh. Also follow us on Instgram at:  Coloniahs_. Our Youtube channel is: The Declaration News Network. Follow us on Facebook at The Declaration Newspaper.

We encourage readers to comment on articles, however we reserve the right to delete spam comments, any inappropriate comment, and slanderous comments. Also, the pictures taken by our staff are belong to the photographer and/ or our newspaper. Written consent is need to use our photos.

Advertise with The Declaration

Because our newspaper is online, we have readers from all over the globe. We generate around 3,000-5,000 page views each month which means you advertisement, depending on it the placement of it, will be seen at least that much. Our viewers are evenly male and females with ages ranging from 14-65. According to the google analytics of our website our readers prefer to access our newspaper via a desktop or mobile although we are compatible with a tablet.

If you are interested in advertising with us please email Mrs. Danielle Allen at: [email protected]

Ad pricing:

$30 per month to appear on the home page bottom

$40 per month to appear at the top of the newspaper

$50 per month to appear next to articles with a sidebar

Ads will be put on the website on a first come first serve basis. We reserve the right reject any ad that is not school appropriate or in the best interest of Colonia High School. You can email or mail us a business card to upload or the Journalism 2 class can make you an ad.

Becoming a Declaration Reporter

Photo Credit: The Declaration Staff
Meet some of the reporters and editors on The Declaration staff for 2018-2019.

If you would like to join our reporting team, either contact Mrs. Allen or attend a Newspaper Club meeting. Meetings will be held after school in room 206 on Mondays. Listen for announcements for regular scheduled meetings or check the calendar on the newspaper website. If you can’t attend regular meeting, but still want to write for us, please email article topics to Mrs. Allen ([email protected]) for approval.

Meetings are on Mondays in room 206. We are always looking for reporters and photographers.

This year we are starting our brand new Broadcast Journalism course. Currently, you must take Journalism 1 and 2 as a prerequisite for Broadcast Journalism. Offered to sophomores through seniors, Journalism 1 is an intro to media course that surveys all the types of journalist articles. These students maintain out twitter account. In Journalism 2, students become section editors and not only write for that section but also devise story ideas for that section. These students hone in on editing skills, maintain our Instagram and Facebook account, learn about photography and build a business plan for the newspaper. Journalism 3 or Broadcast Journalism students occasionally write for the paper but mainly oversee all of the staffers. When they are not recording podcast, filming videos or editing videos, they are editing articles on The Declaration Newspaper. These students maintain our YouTube channel.

If you are interested in taking Journalism, please speak to your counselor or see Mrs. Allen.

Equipment Donations

Since we building our Broadcast Journalism course from scratch, we are in need of new or used equipment. If you would like to donate equipment or help fund the purchasing of new equipment, please contact Mrs. Danielle Allen at [email protected] Woodbridge Township BOE kindly purchased the basic filming and recording equipment we currently have. But as we build this program, we will need to invest is more equipment. This will require our reporters to fundraise and report the news. Equipment and monetary donations will be recognized on our website either with an article or ad. Please consider helping our program.

Guest Speakers

Mrs. Allen is always looking to give her students real life experiences and to prepare students looking to go into Journalism as a career. If you are a journalist, field reporter, news anchor, journalism professor, editor, magazine writer, or an other professional related to news and you would like to potentially speak to The Declaration staff, please reach out to Danielle Allen at [email protected].

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