B-CC's 'Tattler' Is Back in Print
Students raised enough money to resume print publication of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School's student newspaper, "The Tattler," this month.
"The Tattler is safe for this year at least, but advisers and student business managers of papers countywide say they are having a hard time keeping their print product alive," The Gazette added.
All 25 of the county's high schools have student newspapers—printed, online or both—Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Dana Tofig told The Gazette.
To ensure journalistic integrity, The Tattler does not accept school system funds, and must be self-supporting through advertisements and fundraisers. "It costs about $700 to print 1,700 copies of the 12-page newspaper," The Gazette reported.
At a Tattler fundraiser—“Polls, PACS & Pundits"—held last Thursday, more than $2,000 was raised for the newspaper. "The event featured reporters and editors from The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as Rep. Chris Van Hollen, in a forum on campaign coverage," The Gazette added.