Haywire to Transition to News Magazine in Fall 2015
June 17, 2015
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With the world constantly evolving and technology being the primary source of all entertainment and news, it is no question that it is time for the Haywire to undergo a transition.
“We are in a time where news happens very fast, and it is difficult for a high school publication to publish as well as we do and as often as we do and call ourselves a newspaper. [Publishing a magazine] fits better with our publication [frequency]” Karsten Barnes, adviser for the Haywire, said.
Starting in the fall of 2015, the Haywire will make that transition from a traditional newspaper and to a news magazine with more of a daily news focus shifting to the website, hhshaywire.com. Barnes said that plan is to publish at least two Haywire magazine issues, one per semester. The page count has yet to be determined, but Barnes plans to shoot for a typical magazine size, which is usually about 30 or more pages.
“I feel like more people will read the Haywire in magazine form because people look at it in a different way. It’s different and much more entertaining as a magazine.” Diba Gordafkan, current staff writer, said.
Changing the style of the Haywire from a tabloid newspaper to a magazine is a big change in Hayward High School’s publishing history. For decades, Hayward High has always published a traditional newspaper, including changing its name from the Haypress to the Haywire in 2013.
“I think everything we have done these last two years has lead us to this point in which Mr. Barnes wants us to do something different.” Matt DeCambra, current Editor-in-Chief of the Haywire, said. “And I hope that next year’s staff creates a positive mindset for themselves in order to transform this classroom into a real world newsroom.”