The Rebellion will continue to publish the printed newspaper under its original name and the morning news will continue to feature The Rebel Report. However, publishing as one—online at least—will be highly beneficial in competition against other student media networks that operate in the same fashion. For instance, Wayland Student Press Network remains highly respectable within New England and nationwide for its wide variety of journalistic content that includes news, opinion, multimedia, sports broadcast, etc. Substantiating their achievements, Wayland Student Press Network has received awards from several organizations, which include: National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The Webby Awards, and New England Scholastic Press Association.
“The students at Walpole High are so talented and I think this will be another way for them to show that talent inside the school and out in the community,” Rebel Report adviser Peter O’Farrell said. “The television students will benefit by learning from The Rebellion’s track record of award-winning work. I hope Cashman’s journalism students will be able to make use of my television experience and broaden their skills in a different type of media.”
A new feature of the WSMN website is a photo grid of articles written by The Rebellion.
" The students at Walpole High are so talented and I think this will be another way for them to show that talent inside the school and out in the community. " -Peter O'Farrell
The WSMN website now features the Rebel Report.
This collaboration will drive more traffic to the WSMN website than what was driven to The Rebellion and Walpole Media websites individually. With a crossover between The Rebellion and Rebel TV fans, this should increase views on both articles and broadcasts. Although long-discussed, this partnership has had yet to be a reality—until now—so all organizations involved are very grateful for the opportunity to work together.
“Mr. O’Farrell and I have always talked over the years about collaborating between our programs, but the physical distance between our rooms has prevented us from actualizing this. Through our summer program we hope to kickstart a collaboration that will continue throughout the year,” Cashman said. “Thankfully, Walpole Media also believed in our vision for a collaboration.”