Jacobson named Fellow at Kent State’s Reynolds HSJ Institute

Jacobson named Fellow at Kent State’s Reynolds HSJ Institute

San Marco resident Anna Jacobson, an active Bolles club sponsor and journalism teacher, was one of 34 journalism teachers from 21 states attending the 2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at Kent State University in Ohio this summer.

The institutes are intensive, two-week journalism training programs for secondary school teachers. They are hosted by five universities and are funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, according to the HSJ Institute website.

Jacobson, named a 2013 Fellow at the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at Kent State, said she was getting a lot out of her experience. As part of her studies, she worked with a team of three other teachers to write a feature piece about the Muslim community in Kent, Ohio.
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“I spent two days following Muslim families through their Ramadan fast and ritual prayers and daily life. I have learned so much,” Jacobson said.
Some of the highlights of the program included sitting in on the afternoon news meeting of The Akron Beacon newspaper, attending and reviewing an outdoor theater production of “Working: A Musical” and pizza night in the dorm while teachers finished their portfolios, Jacobson said.

“One added benefit of the institute has been remembering what it’s like to be a student keeping track of assignments and due dates!” said Jacobson.

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