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NeXt is looking for teen writers

Are you a high school student with a knack for writing, photography or political cartooning? Do you have what it takes to be a reporter?

If you answered yes to either question, then joining the NeXt crew would be a great opportunity for you.


1. Write a letter explaining your interest in journalism and why you would like to write for NeXt. Tell us what you like or don’t like about NeXt, and what NeXt can do to attract more readers. List FIVE ideas for specific stories you would like to write for NeXt. (Correspondents are paid for work that appears in NeXt.)

2. Send a TYPED sample of the kind of writing you’d like to do for NeXt. It can be a news story, a feature story, an opinion piece, or a movie or music review. If you’d like to be a photographer or cartoonist, send copies of your work. (Writing samples and photos cannot be returned.)

3. Send your letter and writing or photo samples along with name, address, phone number, email address, grade this coming fall and high school you will attend to:

Sharon Gleason


The Buffalo News

P.O. Box 100

Buffalo N.Y. 14240


email it to

with NeXt application in the subject line.

Eighth-graders who will be in high school in September are welcome to apply. Application deadline is July 1; correspondents will be notified in early August if they have been selected. Any questions? Call 849-4076 or email