On Thursday, May 20, 2010, PrintFarm invited Doral Middle School’s newspaper class to come and see countless hours of their hard work and dedication materialize. Unfortunately, as a result of school budget cuts, Doral Middle School’s newspaper was put on hold. Yet, through a partnership made with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to assist with different initiatives in order to lend a hand to teachers and students, PrintFarm sought the perfect opportunity to continue to offer their support by offering assistance at what they do best.
The sixth, seventh and eighth graders that comprise Ms. De la Osa’s class had an interactive hands-on tutorial where they got to experience the printing process from the moment the press is turned on until the ink is dry. Danielle Alvarez, a University of Miami student reporter talked to the students about the importance of being ethical journalists, writing great stories, dealing with competition and meeting tight deadlines. Mike de Paz, Marketing Director of PrintFarm spoke about the printing process from A-Z and students got to roll up their sleeves and witness first-hand as their school newspaper came to life.