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Ms. Shafer from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Camera for Newspaper Class

The cost of a Cybershot camera from Best Buy is $488, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $507 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2007.

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It's tough to run a newspaper and a magazine in a media academy with just one decent camera. That's the situation right now for us at the Green & Gold Newspaper and Tiger Talk Teenage Magazine in Room B-3 of Media Academy High School in East Oakland, California. My students put out excellent publications, especially considering the odds they face in their low-income, high-crime neighborhood. (You can visit our online site by going to, clicking on "newspaper" and clicking on "click here.") They could put out even better publications if they didn't have to wait until another student returned the camera to take a picture of breaking news. My students would use this camera every day. The camera would produce photographs viewed by 1,600 students at the Fremont Federation of High Schools, as well as countless others who see the publications online or through publication exchanges. The more I can simulate a real newsroom for my students, the more likely they might go on to college and take up the profession afterward. My school is 99 percent minority. A successful high school journalism experience for them could mean more diverse professional journalists and better coverage of our changing population in the future.

Ms. Shafer
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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CYBERSHOT P93/ 5.1 MP/ 3X OPT • Best Buy $329.00 1 $329.00

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