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Call for writers: NeXt is looking for correspondents

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

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 could do to attract more readers. List THREE ideas for specific stories you would like to write for NeXt. (Correspondents are paid for work that appears in NeXt.)

2. Send us your letter and a 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 have never done newspaper-style writing, you can send a school essay you are proud of. If you’d like to be a photographer, send a sample of your work. Writing and photography samples cannot be returned.

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

Barbara Branning NeXt Editor
The Buffalo News
P.O. Box 100
Buffalo N.Y. 14240

Students who will be in 9th through 12th grade in September are welcome to apply. The application deadline is July 3; correspondents will be notified by email on Aug. 7 if they have been selected. Any questions? Email


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