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What to Write About


One of the most ignorant challenges to the student journalist is deciding what to write about. Below are several topics that have been covered previous Youth in Government newspapers. Some stories appeared consistently over the years, while others were good ideas that only made it once. This is not even close to an exhaustive list, don’t allow this to limit your creativity, it is your chance to jump off from here.


Dance / Recreation

Op / Ed piece on a specific bill (pro or con)

Delegation profile (Brag Sheets)

Governor’s Speech

History of Youth in Government

Profile on participants

Profile of a position (Sec. of State, Lobbyist)

State House
Current stories in the News
Committee actions
Opening Session
Biographical sketch of adult volunteers


Status of bills