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MCT Campus High School News Service

To get started

To apply, go to this page. We will need :

  • The completed form/online ticket.
  • A school credit card or a school check for $100. We accept personal credit card or personal checks. We do not accept purchase orders (POs).
  • One copy of the most recent edition of your school newspaper (or URL if your newspaper is online). If you do not have paper, write "No paper yet" on the application.

The folks behind my.hsj.org and McClatchy/Tribune Information Services have teamed up to offer a wire service to school school newspapers, news magazines, journalism classes and broadcasts that dramatically improves the resources available to scholastic journalists.

The MCT Campus High School News Service offers professional journalists' stories, photos, graphics, illustrations and Web content — material from daily newspapers and MCT's own journalists — to high school news organizations. College news organizations pay hundreds of dollars a year for this service.

Through an exclusive arrangement, MCT Campus is available for one-time application fee of $100. There are no other charges. There are no annual fees.

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Type a search you'd like to do for an image. Remember: You're only going to find material from the last two weeks.

Click here for tips on using the service.

Every week, MCT Campus moves about 125 news and feature stories, 20 story packages, five news graphics and four feature graphics, eight editorial cartoons, special Web content, plus horoscopes, crosswords and comics.

This service is available to school newspapers, news magazines, journalism classes and broadcasts. MCT offers another service especially for yearbooks.

Schools signing up will have access to a moving two weeks' worth of material, which is updated constantly. You are not cut off the service after two weeks. After two weeks, material goes into a paid archive. So you should check the wire at least once a week and download what you need now and might need in the future.

For example, if it was the end of the month and you wanted to get a photo from the middle of the month, you would be able to get it. But if it were from the first week of the month — or before — you wouldn't. The service is best suited for illustrating content that's in the news now.

More than 1,900 school news organizations have already signed up.

MCT does offer access beyond the two-week limit of this service. You can read about that here. There are more than 1 million images and stories available via the MCT Campus Archive service.