High School Newsical

Says Amanda, the bespectacled copy editor for Cyprus Bay High School’s “award-winning” newspaper, The Circuit, and star of MTV’s upcoming “reality” show, The Paper:

Being a journalist is the most important job in the world.

And a tease from the show’s Web site: “The pressure is on at The Circuit to become the paper’s ‘Big E.’ But as the drama unfolds, who’ll excel and who’ll have a meltdown? And once the decision is made, will they stay friends till the end?”

It’s on! (Well, next week sometime…)

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.