INK, a print publication, was published by students in Kirby’s Journalism course from 2006-2012. Our award-winning school newspaper was regularly recognized by the Columbia School of Journalism, the National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill & Scroll for its quality reporting. With the ubiquity of digital technology, storytelling has evolved. In the modern 24 hour news cycle, the world doesn’t rely strictly on print. Journalists must push beyond copy to stay competitive, and perform in radio, video, live streams and more. Kirby now offers Multimedia Journalism to students to build off of our award winning publications experience while teaching an understanding of creating multimedia and digital media ethics.
Students are also invited to participate in Interrobang, Kirby’s fiction journal, and The Acorn, Kirby’s nonfiction publication. Interrobang is a product of the Literary Magazine club advised by Dr. Caballero-Robb. The all-student staff reads submissions and select the best student work to produce two issues per year. The Acorn is the product of Kirby’s Nonfiction Journal club advised by Dr. Brooks. Like its fiction counterpart, The Acorn’s all student staff selects nonfiction work which is published each semester.