On Jan. 7, Gael Winds, the award-winning Shelton High School newspaper, took its first steps into the digital age by launching a website counterpart to its long-standing print edition.
After attending a New England Scholastic Press Association journalism conference at Boston University last spring, Adviser Carolyn Finley and Co-Editors-in-Chief Kristen Grabarz and Colette Harley were intrigued by the prospect of moving the 24 page paper online. With internet media dominating the current news industry, speculation of the impending “death of journalism” has become prevalent. Print newspapers are slowly losing readership to more convenient online editions. As a result, there was no time like the present to modernize Gael Winds.