BY JESSICA SHERWIN
Timothy Goblirsch, senior at Marquette University High School (MUHS), is one of two Editor-in-Chiefs of the Marquette Flambeau Student Newspaper.
Goblirsch attended KEMPA Summer Journalism Workshop last year for the Reporting and Writing track and “loved it so much, [he] decided to come back for another year.”
This summer, Goblirsh is enrolled in the design class, and hopes to learn how to improve the structure of his school’s newspaper.
“The style of the paper has not really changed over the last 5 years or so, and I
hope to retool the layout and make it more interesting for the readers,” Goblirsch said.
Goblirsch’s new position in the newspaperpaper comes with new responsibilities, such as working with writers to hit deadlines and complete edits, layout work and the organization of the schedule.
His goal in attending KEMPA is to pick up some ideas on how best to execute a redesign.
“Being the co-Editor-in-Chief, right now we are currently working on discerning
whether or not to make a website for our newspaper, and the process we would go
through to accomplish that,” Goblirsch said.
Not only does Goblirsch help lead the school's newpspaer, he also contributes to the MUHS Magazine, a magazine that is sent to all MUHS graduates.
Although Goblirsch is unsure about journalism's role in his future, he thinks the fundamental skills of journalism help in every field.
“I really love the interviews,” Goblirsch said. “Last year, I learned how to
correctly interview people, and ever since, it's been the highlight of my journalism career."
Working with the MUHS' newspaper has given Goblirsch the opportunity to interview a variety of people over the years. Perfecting his interview strategies has helped Goblirsch approach his interviews with confidence.
"I had the chance to interview Don Showalter, a famous chemistry professor, and I really loved being able to not go off of written questions and really just have a conversation with him," Goblirsch said. "I never would have been able to do that if it weren't for KEMPA last year.”
He thinks that beyond practice in writing, journalism teaches interpersonal skills, in addition to organization and interviewing skills.
Goblirsch said that in regards to journalism, “I know it'll come in handy no
matter what I do in life!”
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