List of public pages created with Protopage


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Mission Statement or Introduction

Welcome to my example protopage newspaper! I have begun basic organization of an online newspaper site that may help you get started with your own ideas. Each group will design their site differently, which is a good thing and highly encouraged. Do not feel that you need to copy exactly what I have done: on the contrary, be creative and think up something new! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished products each group comes up with.

Calendar note

I added a calendar to my homepage so that viewers can have quick access to important dates.

Comment note

Allowing a space where readers can leave feedback in the form of comments may create reader loyalty to your paper by feeling that they have a part in it too.

School website note

I chose to add a website widget to display the school's official website. This creates quick access to the site which may be important to the readers of the school newspaper.



Web widgets

School website


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Class blog note

How might a blog fit in with an online newspaper? Would you like to share student blogs from writing classes? What about a "field reporter" who contributes via a blog that is added as a widget?

Web widgets

Class blog

Music and Art

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Music Performance Schedule

I added another calendar on this page that is especially for music group performances. There may even be an advertising section about upcoming performances that could be added to this page to subtly prod readers to attend!

Student artwork note

I think readers would enjoy viewing artwork that students at the school create and want to provide a space for that to happen.

Listen to music note

I chose to add Pandora radio under the art and music tab so people can listen to it and enjoy while browsing through my online website. It doesn't feature any of our students performing, but this might be an idea you want to use for your own newspaper.


Music Performance Schedule


Student artwork

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Sports Newsfeed

Video Feature

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Sports Newsfeed note

Can you incorporate a newsfeed from a site that posts statistics of high school games that includes our school?

Video Feature note

How might you incorporate a video in your online newspaper? Perhaps you could post a video of a great play the basketball team had or a close victory to promote school spirit? It's your newspaper -- so be creative!

Student Activities


Audio Podcast

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Audio Podcast note

Why not include an audio podcast of school news from the SA? Be sure to get permission to make it availabe through your newspaper first.

Student Association Activities note

Keep track of important dates that the SA has planned with a calendar widget!


Student Association Activities

Editor's Page

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Sticky note

Why don't you have a page that highlights your group, the newspaper staff? This is a place where each person can write something about themself and share a bit of their personality with those who view the online newspaper.

Student Profiles

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Sticky note

I like the idea of spotlighting outstanding students in the school. Can you think of people who did something great that others should know about that perhaps doesn't fit under any of your other categories? Let other students be included in the newspaper!