MTV on high school 'Paper' trail


MTV has greenlighted "The Paper," a series that follows students working on their high school newspaper.

MTV News and Docs executive vp Dave Sirulnick will executive produce alongside Marshall Eisen, Lindsey Bannister, Jessica Chesler and Sam Simmons.

The network is set to launch eight episodes in early 2008.

"Paper," set at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla., will go behind the scenes at the highly regarded Circuit, spotlighting students early in their journalism careers.

"MTV has always been about reflecting the lives and interests of our audience, and 'The Paper' is a perfect example," Sirulnick said. "The compelling and fiercely competitive personalities of these student journalists prove that the news doesn't stop -- even in high school."