For cherubs, the writing process is thorough. This slideshow follows an article as it goes through the different stages — from researching and reporting, to writing, to editing and finally revising. After going through the process, the piece comes out fair and accurate.
Cherubs get an assignment from the instructors. Cherubs were placed into groups for the entirety of the program, with an instructor to serve as their mentor. Photo by Conor Gaffney.
Students research the topic and get all the necessary interviews for the story. Cherubs challenged themselves and found sources to interview in Evanston for stories throughout the program. Photo by Leah Graham.
Once the reporting is done, students work on their drafts in the computer labs. Most students don't use their laptops and prefer to work in the labs where collaboration is the norm. Photo by Maggie Olson.
The cherubs turn in their articles to their instructors' boxes in Fisk 217. These deadlines came up quickly and many cherubs turned in papers seconds before they were due. Photo by Sarah Ryan.
As early as the next day, the instructors return assignments to the students in their boxes, marking in colors like green, purple or red. Check out the story "Meet the pens" to look at the pen color of each instructor. Photos by Jane Gormley.
On Saturday mornings, cherubs meet with their instructors to discuss their work, build on their strengths and learn from their mistakes. These meetings also helped cherubs and instructors get to know one another. Photo by Sarah Ryan.
Then it's time for the next assignment. Photo by Gina Kim.